FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

UPDATE: Semi tractor-trailer removed from Oshkosh lake, all lanes are open

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SUNDAY 1/7/2021 2:14 p.m.

WINNEBAGO, Wis. (WFRV) – Hours after commencing the process of removing the semi tractor-trailer from the Oshkosh Lake, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) says all lanes are now open.

On Sunday morning officials had issued a temporary closure to the US 45 southbound ramp to I41 as well as the ramp from Algoma Blvd to I41 southbound to allow space for emergency vehicles to remove the semi-tractor-trailer from an Oshkosh lake.

The truck, which was heading southbound on I-41, had gone off the Butte des Morts Bridge in Oshkosh and landed in the lake on Friday. The driver was able to escape the truck after it had gone into the lake and was taken to a hospital. He is reported to be okay.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation at this time.

Crews begin work to remove semi-truck from Oshkosh lake, some lanes of travel temporarily closed

SUNDAY 2/7/2021 9:51 a.m.

WINNEBAGO, Wis. (WFRV) – The US 45 southbound ramp to I41 as well as the ramp from Algoma Blvd to I41 southbound have been closed to allow space for emergency vehicles to remove the semi tractor-trailer from an Oshkosh lake.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, crews are preparing to remove the semi-tractor trailer from the water on Sunday morning after it went off the Butte des Morts Bridge in Oshkosh and landed in the lake on Friday.

Deputies say the travel lanes on I41 southbound will remain open, but residents are asked to take caution in this area as crews begin working.

According to the state patrol, the driver is alright and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Original Story: Semi ends up in Oshkosh lake, no removal scheduled until Sunday

FRIDAY 2/5/2021 6:55 p.m.

WINNEBAGO, Wis. (WFRV) – After a semi tractor-trailer ended up in a lake, the Wisconsin State Patrol says it will stay there until Sunday.

They say the truck was heading southbound on I-41 and went off the Butte des Morts Bridge in Oshkosh and landed in the lake.

After the truck went into the lake, the driver was able to get out on his own and was taken to the hospital.

According to the state patrol, the driver is alright and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office asks everyone to use extreme caution on I-41 southbound and US 45.

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