Transportation officials in Wisconsin have closed a portion of I-94 following multiple crashes, including an apparent pileup crash involving several semi trucks.
On Wednesday morning, officials shut down I-94 between Tomah and Warrens, Wisconsin, for crashes and hazardous driving conditions.
Images from Wisconsin Department of Transportation cameras appear to show several semi trucks involved in a pileup on I-94 near Warrens.
— Amanda Morgan (@amorganwx) January 11, 2023
It isn’t yet clear how many vehicles were involved or whether anyone was hurt.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office warned drivers about winter weather hazards on Wednesday morning: “Use extreme caution if you have to travel! Some roadways in the county are ice covered. We have received many reports of crashes or drivers unable to drive up hills. I-94 has been shutdown from mile marker 143 to the 128 due to many crashes in the area.”
State highways and I-94 in WisDOT’s Northwest Region are reported to be ice covered or have slippery stretches. Give yourself extra time to travel, increase your following distance and give your vehicle additional room to stop. #wiwx pic.twitter.com/iGedZl2knl
— WisDOT Northwest Region (@WisDOTnorthwest) January 11, 2023
Major traffic backups have been reported in the area.
For the latest travel information from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, visit 511wi.gov.