NEW INFORMATION: Grain truck goes off road, spills corn near highway

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A grain truck crashed and spilled corn along a road in Dunn County Thursday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says it happened around 8 a.m. on Highway 170 and County Road S, just east of Wheeler.

Dunn County Sheriff, Dennis Smith, says the driver of the truck somehow lost control and went off the road.

Part of Highway 170 was closed for about two hours, but it took almost 5 hours to clean up the spill.

The driver was not hurt. No other vehicles were involved.
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As of about 12:50 p.m. Thursday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said State Highway 170 was re-opened near the scene of the crash.
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A crash has a stretch of State Highway 170 blocked off in both directions.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened around 8 a.m. Thursday on highway 170 and County Road S, which is east of Wheeler. Crews initially had a stretch of highway 170 west closed, before closing both directions. Troopers are detouring eastbound traffic on highway 170 to go to County Road S, then go north to 990th Ave, east to 630th St, and south back to highway 170. Drivers heading east on highway 170 should reverse those directions.

The closure could last more than two hours. No information on what led up to the crash was immediately available.


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