Manure spill snares morning commute in Lake Hallie

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LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A truck hauling manure lost its load Tuesday morning, causing a very slippery commute on U.S. 53 in Lake Hallie and one vehicle to crash.

Lake Hallie police say the truck operator didn't know the manure was spilling, so the driver continued down the road, with manure pouring out. Eventually, a State Trooper stopped the truck and alerted the driver.

The mess closed southbound 53 near the Melby exit. Many drivers called police reporting extremely slick conditions and chunks of manure littering the roadway.

One vehicle slid off the road. No one in that car was hurt.

The Chippewa County Highway Department responded to the scene and used a grader to clean up. The fire department was called out as well.

The incident brought 53 South down to one lane for most of the morning.

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