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UPDATE: Truck carrying bottled water goes up in flames after rollover in Stadium Interchange

Updated: 3:40 p.m. December 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The truck that went up in flames was carrying 45,000 pounds of bottled water and leaked 50-60 gallons of diesel fuel. The fuel leaked into a sewer which discharged into the Menomonee River. The fuel ignited a small brush fire and an empty trailer in the parking lot below the freeway.

HazMat said the fuel burned off in the fire and no containment was needed in the river. 

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says the truck driver showed no sign of impairment.

The lanes have reopened after being closed for about eight hours.


Posted: 6:12 a.m. December 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department says one person was hurt and taken to the hospital following a semi rollover and fire Friday morning near the Stadium Interchange. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the investigation, says the driver escaped with minor injuries.

 Around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, the overturned semi was engulfed in flames and smoke could be seen for miles. The Department of Transportation blocked the system ramp from WIS 175 to I-94 due to the crash, causing major delays for the morning commute.  

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, more than 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled over the bridge. The Department of Natural Resources will be responding due to the possibility of fuel leaking into the river.

Stay with CBS 58 for the latest in this developing story. 

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