Snow and ice force early morning shutdown of I-94 in Racine County
RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- An early morning burst of snow and freezing rain sent drivers off the road and shut down a portion of I-94 in Racine County for more than three hours Saturday morning.
According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, I-94 from 5 Mile Road to 8 Mile Road was coated in ice. In a matter of minutes the Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports of traffic accidents. North bound I-94 was shutdown at HWY K and south bound I-94 was shutdown at Ryan Road from 3:30 AM to 7:15 AM Saturday
No major injuries were reported, but at least five accidents were reported between 3:27 AM and 4 AM. Some of the accidents involved multiple vehicles.
A north bound semi-trailer truck hit and went through the median wall at 6 Mile Road, knocking the wall sections into the south bound lanes of I-94. Due to the icy roadway, several south bound cars were unable stop on the ice and collided with the barrier wall.
There was a two car accident at 7 Mile Road, a plow truck and car collided near HWY G and one car left the road near the same location only 10 minutes later.
The Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car versus tree accident and two cars going into the ditch due to the weather.