Semi loses control, flips over and hits county plow on I-94 near College Avenue

Thursday's lake effect snow led to a tricky morning commute on local streets and highways, including a crash that affected both northbound and southbound lanes of I-94 near College Avenue. 

A semi truck carrying 53,000 pounds of grain lost control in the southbound lanes just before 5 a.m. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says that semi flipped over and hit a county plow that was also traveling south, but that's not where the crash ended. 

The semi flipped and landed in the left lane and knocked down a telephone pole in the median. That pole fell down in the northbound lanes and another semi and a pickup truck ended up being hit by or running over the pole. 

Fortunately, no one was injured. 

Between 3 and 8 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to 14 crashes and nine disabled vehicles/spin-outs on Milwaukee County highways. 

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