MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Friday brought brought freezing rain and snow, leading to 14 crashes in the western Wisconsin area.
According to WisDOT, the region saw two injury crashes, six runoffs, and eight motorist assists.READ MORE: COVID In MN: Masks No Longer Required For Student-Athletes Competing In Outdoor Sports, Practices
At 11:40 p.m., Wisconsin State Patrol and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple crashes on I-94 westbound between Hixton and Black River Falls.
Initially, they found that an SUV had been traveling west on I-94, lost control, and rolled over, stopping in the westbound traffic lane.
Though it was dark, the driver and other passengers were able to get out before the car was struck by a semi-tractor.READ MORE: COVID In MN: Regular Testing At Schools Urged During Increased Community Spread; MDH Reports Nearly 2,000 New Cases
Because of the resulting debris, westbound I-94 traffic was rerouted at exit 115, utilizing USH 12 to get back on the interstate.
While the lane was closed, two more crashes occurred near that exit, including a semi-tractor trailer rollover which blocked the left lane of I-94 west.
The westbound lanes were reopened at approximately 1 a.m.MORE NEWS: Brett Favre Isn't Sure What Derek Chauvin Deserves, But Believes He Was 'Absolutely Wrong'
Though the region saw 14 crashes, none of them resulted in injuries.