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PennDOT hoping to reopen I-81 near Harrisburg Tuesday

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 13 2013 12:15:38 PM CDT

I-81 may reopen Tues

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

PennDOT is hoping to reopen Interstate 81 near Harrisburg after a harrowing fire last week.

Officials are looking at reopening the highway Tuesday.

I-81 has been shut down at the Route 322-22 interchange since Thursday, when a diesel tanker rolled over and caught fire.

The blistering heat damaged an overpass that runs over I-81.

Long-term repairs are expected to take months.

Traffic restrictions are expected to stay in place while officials go to work.