TUESDAY, 6/14/2022, 9:03 p.m.

WINNECONNE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has given an update on the crashes that occurred on US 45 in Winnebago County on Tuesday.

According to WisDOT, US 45 for traffic heading north has reopened to motorists and all lanes are accessible.

The crashes and investigations took just over 8 hours to complete.

Multiple crashes, injuries on US 45 in Winnebago County

TUESDAY, 6/14/2022, 4:10 p.m.

WINNECONNE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has released more details about the crash at US 45 in Winnebago County that closed down lanes for traffic heading north.

According to a release, several Winnebago County Highway Department employees were working along US 45 NB in a marked construction zone that had been reduced to one lane of travel for the ongoing highway work.

A flatbed semi-tractor-trailer was traveling in the left lane of US 45 NB and rear-ended a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in the construction zone. The impact then pushed the Silverado into the work zone, where it hit one of the construction workers with the Winnebago County Highway Department.

The employee had serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital via ThedaStar Air Medical. The driver of the Silverado sustained minor injuries and the driver of the semi had no injuries.

The crash created heavy traffic congestion which caused a secondary crash around 2:05 p.m. on STH 116 at the US 45 NB off-ramp area.

A Chevrolet Blazer was exiting US 45 and collided with a motorcycle traveling east on STH 116. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital for serious injuries whereas the driver of the Blazer had no injuries.

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Both crashes remain under investigation at this time and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists the expect continued road closures and traffic delays in this area while the investigation occurs.

Local 5 News will update this when more information is made available.

US 45 NB in Winnebago County remains closed, WisDOT gives alternate route

TUESDAY, 6/14/2022, 3:00 p.m.

WINNECONNE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has given an update o the crash in Winnebago County that closed down US 45 for traffic heading north at WIS 116E.

WisDOT is giving an alternate route to motorists who are traveling in the area. Take HWY 41 north to HWY 76, then HWY 76 to HWY 10. Proceed west on HWY 10 to get back to US 45.

US 45 for traffic heading north remains closed at this time.

Local 5 News will update this when more details are given.

NOW: Crash in Winnebago County closes down US 45 NB

TUESDAY, 6/14/2022, 1:43 p.m.

WINNECONNE, Wis. (WFRV) – A crash in Winnebago County has closed US 45 for traffic heading north at WIS 116E.

The crash happened near the Town of Winneconne around 1:15 p.m. and is expected to take around two hours to clear.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is on scene and handling the incident.

Local 5 News will update this when more information is made available.