DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan Department of Transportation has pushed back the reopening of the northbound I-75 ramp damaged in a tanker crash and fire to Saturday morning.

Northbound I-75 remains closed from the I-96/M-10/Fisher Freeway connector to Mack Avenue. (photo: Joh Hewett/WWJ)

Northbound I-75 remains closed from the I-96/M-10/Fisher Freeway connector to Mack Avenue. (photo: Joh Hewett/WWJ)

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M-DOT had earlier expected to have the ramp at I-375 reopened late Friday. But spokesperson Diane Cross says that timetable has been moved to Saturday morning at 10am.

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Crews are replacing a section of concrete 300 feet by 15 feet that was damaged last Sunday morning after a tanker truck exploded and caught fire.

State police Lt. Michael Shaw told WWJ the tanker truck was carrying 9,000 gallons of unleaded fuel when it exploded about 8:45 a.m. Sunday.

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The driver of the tanker told investigators mechanical problems caused his vehicle’s back tires to lock and the tanker to overturn.
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