FRIDAY 12/24/2021 10:20 a.m.
OSSEO, Wis. (WFRV) – The multi-vehicle crash that happened on Thursday in western Wisconsin has been cleared and all lanes are reopened.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, all lanes are open and all vehicles have been cleared from the scene.
No further information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.
THURSDAY 12/23/2021 8:55 p.m.
OSSEO, Wis. (WFRV) – The right lanes traveling east and west on I-94 are back open, reports Wisconsin State Patrol Thursday night.
Troopers say freezing rain likely impacted traffic. They explain there were no reports of anyone dying and known injuries appeared non-life-threatening.
THURSDAY 12/23/2021 9:31 a.m.
OSSEO, Wis. (WFRV) – In what authorities are describing as a ‘massive’ crash, that could include over a hundred vehicles, has closed a large portion of I-94.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, icy conditions on I-94 could have been the factor in a multi-vehicle crash. The portions of highways that are closed include Trempealeau, Jackson and Eau Claire counties.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says there is a ‘massive’ crash involving numerous vehicles in both directions of I-94. They asked motorists to avoid the area so emergency vehicles could get to the scene.
A viewer was able to capture footage seconds before a semi-truck collided with a vehicle causing an explosion. There was also video of multiple semi-trucks crashing into the pileup.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s road conditions map shows how the icy roadways, and the multitude of crashes.
I-94 is reportedly closed from Osseo to Northfield and according to the Wisconsin DOT, eastbound I-94 is closed between US 10 in Osseo in Trempealeau County and WIS 95 in Hixton in Jackson County, and westbound I-94 is closed from County HH at Foster in Eau Claire County to US 12/WIS 27 at Black River Falls in Jackson County.
Videos circulating on social media show multiple semi-trailers that have crashed or are in the ditch, as well as a vehicle on fire.
Local 5 will continue to update this story.