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Crashes close I-94 eastbound southeast of Eau Claire Wednesday morning

Multiple people are hurt after two semi versus car crashes on I-94 Wednesday morning.
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 9:07 AM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Multiple people are hurt after crashes on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire Wednesday morning.

Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. Sean Berkwitch said that they don’t know how many people are hurt yet after a pair of semi versus car crashes about four miles southeast of Eau Claire on eastbound I-94.

Berkwitch said that there are no known fatalities with the crashes, but that one hour after the first call came in, emergency medical services were still working to help injured people. In addition to the two semi versus car crashes, there were a number of minor, non-injury crashes in the traffic backup and “a lot” of cars in the median on I-94.

Multiple crashes near Eau Claire, Wis. closed Interstate 94 on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.
Multiple crashes near Eau Claire, Wis. closed Interstate 94 on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.(Jeff Ralph | WEAU)

The first call for service came at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday. The Interstate was closed from Highway 53 in Eau Claire to County Highway HH in Foster at 9 a.m. before being reopened around noon.

TOWN OF WASHINGTON (EAU CLAIRE COUNTY), Wis. (WEAU) - A crash on eastbound Interstate 94 southeast of Eau Claire is affecting traffic.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were at least two crashes near mile marker 74, which is about four miles southeast of the Highway 53/I-94 interchange in Eau Claire in the Town of Washington, which caused traffic delays Wednesday morning requiring the Interstate to be closed at Highway 53.

A possible detour would be to exit I-94 eastbound at Highway 53 to go south to Foster and then get back on to I-94.

The crash was first reported at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Multiple crashes near Eau Claire, Wis. closed Interstate 94 on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.
Multiple crashes near Eau Claire, Wis. closed Interstate 94 on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.(Jeff Ralph | WEAU)

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