September 28, 2017-Indiana State Police have issued the following update regarding the closure of Interstate 80-94 in Portage:
Fire Department on scene has contained the fire. Traffic is now being reopened for all east bound traffic and for traffic on State Road 249. Evacuations of the businesses to the north of the fire is no longer necessary. West bound traffic will still be diverted off at State Road 49 (Chesterton) for the next hour or so for insuring the fire stays extinguished, removal of the semi and clean-up.