UPDATE: The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s office has confirmed to our news partners at TMJ4 News that both semi-truck drivers were killed in the crash. The interstate was re-opened early Friday morning.
All lanes in both southbound and northbound directions are closed on I-43 near the town of Belgium in Ozaukee County after a fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers. The closure affects the freeway from County Highway D to Highway 32 at mile marker 100.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says they expect the closure to last several hours. The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation into the crash.
The DOT recommends this alternate route for travelers who would usually take I-43: Northbound traffic should exit the freeway at Highway 32. Take Highway 32 to County Rd LL. Take County Rd LL to County D. Take County D back to I-43. Southbound traffic should reverse this detour.