Massive pileup crash closes I-94 in Jackson County

NOW: Massive pileup crash closes I-94 in Jackson County


Updated: 5:46 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2021

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin State Patrol said all lanes are back open on the interstate and all vehicles have been cleared. 

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol says there were no deaths or reported injuries after a massive and fiery pileup on I-94 in northwestern Wisconsin Thursday morning, Dec. 23. Authorities say icy roads between Menomonie to Black River Falls caused about 40 vehicles to be impacted.

Around 5:45 a.m., multiple agencies were called to respond to multiple crashes, runoffs and jackknifed semi trucks.

State police reported one semi-truck on fire in the median with two passenger vehicles underneath.

They say several secondary crashes and run-offs occurred in the general vicinity.

Impacted passengers were transported by bus to an alternate safe location.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 closed and detours were established.


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