UPDATE: 40-vehicle pile-up on I-94 cleared
The Wisconsin State Patrol has cleared the scene of a multi vehicle crash at mile marker 85 in Eau Claire County. 40 vehicles were involved including 7 semis and 33 automobiles.
There were 7 reported injuries including one life threatening injury.
All traffic is again flowing on I-94 both eastbound and westbound. Caution is recommended as the snow is creating slippery road conditions. The crashes remain under investigation.
Local law enforcement have been busy throughout the Chippewa Valley as another round of snow hits the area.
On Sunday, the Altoona Police Department noticed upwards of 20 cars in the ditch along Highway 53. The Eau Claire Police Department responded to 12 crashes, with no injuries reported. Eau Claire Police also responded to 7 run offs throughout the day.
The State Patrol Eau Claire Post responded to 48 run offs, 25 crashes with only a few minor injuries reported and 15 vehicle assists from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. All of those crash numbers are in addition to the 40 vehicle pile up on I-94.
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (MEDIA RELEASE) -- At 3:17 PM on Sunday February 10, 2019 a crash occurred on I-94 EB/WB at Mile Marker 85 both directions in EAU CLAIRE County near EAU CLAIRE.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is at the scene of a multi vehicle crash at mile marker 85 in Eau Claire County.
40 vehicles are involved including 7 semis and 33 automobiles. There are 7 reported injuries, including one life threatening injury.
All traffic is being rerouted from the location. I-94 eastbound traffic is being rerouted at mile marker 81 eastbound Foster exit to Highway 53. I-94 westbound traffic is being rerouted at mile marker 88 westbound Osseo to Highway 53.
Motorists are asked to avoid this area. Extreme caution is recommended as the snow is creating slippery road conditions. Crews are working on investigating the crashes and clearing the crashes.
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Multiple crews are responding to a large pile-up on I-94.
I-94 closed in both directions at mm 85 because of a traffic incident.
Westbound traffic must exit at US 10 in Osseo and follow the signed detour.
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --
UPDATE: 53 SOUTHBOUND IS BACK OPEN
According to the Wisconsin DOT, US 53 southbound closed at Melby Street because of multiple traffic incidents.
The road is expected be closed for around two hours.
Also, WIS 29 westbound in Clark County is closed at Tieman Avenue because of a traffic incident.
WEAU is hearing multiple reports of crashes. Please stay off the roads, if possible.
*SLICK, SNOW COVERED ROADS TODAY -- SNOW TAPERS OFF THIS EVENING*
**WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 9 PM FOR MOST OF WESTERN WISCONSIN**
Another snowy day in the area with moisture streaming in from the west and southwest. A warm front to the south has combined with upper level energy sliding through from the west, leading to the snowfall. This is again a light and fluffy snow that will lead to higher snowfall totals than typical with a limited amount of moisture. In general, most places can expect 3 inches, with up to 6 inches possible. Temperatures will remain in the teens to around 20. The snow will be winding down early this evening and ending. It should remain mostly cloudy through the night with lows in the low teens.