‘Icy Roads And Multiple Crashes’ Close I-94 In Western Wisconsin

23December 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Part of Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is closed Thursday morning due to “icy roads and multiple crashes,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Tranportation.

WisDOT said eastbound I-94 is closed between US 10 and State Highway 95, and the westbound side is closed between County Road HH and US 12/State Highway 27.

Traffic advisory: Because of icy roads and multiple crashes, EB I-94 is closed from US 10 to WIS 121 and WB I-94 is closed from WIS 121 to County HH. EB traffic is being rerouted to US 10 to US 53 to WIS 121 back to I-94. WB is following that in reverse. pic.twitter.com/aYHiaj4tE3

— WisDOT Northwest Region (@WisDOTnorthwest) December 23, 2021

According to WisDOT, authorities responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the interstate near Hixton around 5:45 a.m. A semi was on fire with two vehicles underneath it.

CBS affiliate WDJT in Milwaukee posted video of the fire captured by a driver.

Cellphone video captured terrifying moments during the I-94 pileup in Jackson County, Wisconsin. (Courtesy: Egor) https://t.co/Uq8kq8NMlf pic.twitter.com/C7wwFsGAtQ

— CBS 58 News (@CBS58) December 23, 2021

“Several secondary crashes and run-offs occurred in the general vicinity,” WisDOT said.

There were no fatalities or injuries.

Several other U.S. and state highways in the area were also closed because of ice covered roads after freezing rain moved through early Thursday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol reported icy conditions on I-94 in Jackson, Eau Claire and Dunn counties. The agency also said it is investigating “a number of crashes/run-offs” in the area.

Travelers can check current road conditions on the Wisconsin 511 website.

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