ICY roads on Interstate 94 led to a massive pile-up that reportedly involved more than 100 vehicles, including an overturned semi-truck that burst into flames.
Traffic on the slick I-94 was deadlock from Osseo to Northfield in west-central Wisconsin on Thursday morning due to freezing rain in the region.
According to WTMJ, over 100 vehicles were involved in the crash, causing a complete shut down of the I-94 near Osseo and Eau Claire.
According to Wisconsin State Patrol Sergeant Sean Berkowitch, several vehicles could not get up the hills on that stretch of I-94, causing multiple cars to be stuck.
Officials say State Patrol and other first responders were working on four or five active crashes on the icy highway, including a semi-truck engulfed in flames.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying that all roads in the county are ice-covered, slippery and asked people to stay home and limit travel.
The slick I-94 was closed in both directions near Trempealeau and Jackson Counties.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northwest Region, multiple highways south of US 8 in the NWR, including I-94, US 63, US 53, US 10, WIS 35 and WIS 29, are covered in ice.
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Drivers in the area are encouraged to seek different routes as the I-94 will likely be shut down for most of the day.
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