NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A car rear-ended a dump truck, causing crews to shut down both westbound lanes of State Highway 29 for almost 90 minutes.
It happened Tuesday morning west of Thorp. The Clark County Sheriff's Department says the dump truck had just turned onto highway 29 and was trying to accelerate. Deputies say the truck had its hazard lights on when the car hit it from behind near Dickerson Avenue. The female driver of the car was flown to the hospital with severe injuries. The dump truck driver wasn't hurt.
A stretch of highway 29 west was shut down for almost 90 minutes.
The Wisconsin State Patrol now says all lanes are open at the scene of the crash near Thorp.
The Wisconsin State Patrol tweeted that a passing lane is now open on westbound State Highway 29 near Thorp as of about 9:50 a.m. Thursday. Crews are still working to clear scene of traffic crash.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Crews shut down all lanes of State Highway 29 west near Thorp because of a traffic crash.
A notification from the Wisconsin State Patrol says it happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday on highway 29 at Dickerson Avenue. There's no immediate word of how many vehicles were involved or whether anyone was hurt.
Traffic in the area is being detoured up State Highway 73 north to County Road X west, then back to State Highway 29. The highway could be closed until after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The state patrol also reports a crash on U.S. Highway 8 at State Highway 46 near Balsam Lake. Highway 8 east is blocked off. Traffic is being flagged at the scene. There's no word on what led up to this crash or whether anyone was hurt. The state patrol later reported that crews had left that crash scene after 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.