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UPDATE: Vehicle carrying animal carcasses cause of I-41 traffic back-up, road closure Friday night

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Little Chute Fire Dept

SATURDAY, 6/19/2021 11:23 a.m.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – We’re learning more about why traffic was backed up Friday evening near Little Chute on I-41.

According to the Little Chute Fire Department, they were dispatched to I-41 around 7 p.m. to assist with a clean up of a deer versus a car, however when they arrived, they found the situation to be a little different.

A vehicle carrying animal carcasses on its way to a rendering plant had dropped the load on northbound I-41 near the county landfill. They decided to close down the highway to better facilitate the clean-up.

Crews used barn lime to decrease any slippery conditions. The clean up was cleaned up around 11 p.m. and the interstate reopened to traffic.

UPDATE: Lanes on I-41 at 441 back open near Little Chute

SATURDAY, 6/19/2021 7:23 a.m.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes north on I-41 at 441 near Little Chute are back open after debris was in the road.

Original Story: All lanes blocked north on I-41 at WIS 441 near Little Chute

FRIDAY, 6/19/2021 9:11 p.m.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes of traffic are blocked going north on I-41 at WIS 441 near Little Chute due to debris on the road.

WisDOT says the cleanup will last over 2 hours.

The Outagamie County Sheriffs Department is responding.

Local 5 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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