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A semi crashed and lost its load Thursday morning on I-94 in northwest Indiana, causing several major backups. | Indiana State Police

All lanes reopen on I-94 in NW Indiana after semi crash

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All lanes of I-94 in northwest Indiana are open again after a semi truck crashed and lost its load of paper Thursday morning.

The crash happened at 4:49 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-94 at the 22 mile marker near Porter, Ind., according to Indiana State Police.

A white 2010 International pulling a trailerfilled with rolls of paperdrifted over into the concrete median barrier and crashed, police said.

The semi ran against the barrier wall for about 300 feet before it started to roll onto its side, police said. The container came loose from the trailer and struck the inside leg of the overhead sign across the interstate, causing the trailer to split in half and spread its load across all eastbound lanes of traffic.

The semi rolled over onto its side and and came to rest in the right-hand lane and shoulder.

The 33-year-old Kentucky man driving the semi was taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Chesterton with “very minor injuries,” police said.

He was cited for unsafe lane movement and having a false log, police said.

As of 3:15 p.m., all lanes have reopened, according to Indiana State Police.

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A semi was carrying rolls of paper when it overturned on the interstate early Thursday in northwest Indiana. | Indiana State Police

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An overhead sign on the interstate was damaged in a semi crash early Thursday in northwest Indiana. | Indiana State Police

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The scene on I-94 where a semi crashed early Thursday. | Indiana State Police

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