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‘Snowy conditions’ blamed for 30 vehicle pileup on I-41 in Wisconsin

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Local police have released more information on a Thursday afternoon pileup crash that occurred in Washington County, Wisconsin.

The pileup was reported around 1:30 p.m. on February 16 on I-41 south of Highway 28.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), 30 vehicles, including three semi trucks, were involved in five smaller crashes on southbound I-41 between Highway 28 and County Highway D.

Several people were assessed for injuries at the scene but no major injuries were reported.

As southbound I-41 was closed for about seven hours for investigation and removal of crashed vehicles, “a secondary cluster of accidents, including additional stuck semis,” occurred on Midland Drive in the Town of Wayne as drivers sought alternate routes around the initial pileup.

No serious injuries were reported as a result of the secondary crashes.

“Snowy conditions are believed to have been a major contributing factor, and some of the crashes were likely due to slowing and stopping traffic from the other crashes further south,” WCSO said in a news release issued on Friday morning.

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