Interstate 94 has been shut down after a semi-tractor trailer jack-knifed at 8:52 a.m. Monday in the northbound lane near mile marker 330 on Interstate 94, according to scanner report.
The semi has a punctured passenger side fuel tank, which contained about 50 gallons of fuel. Crews and law enforcement from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department are working on clean up now, according to scanner reports.
“It’s a parking lot out here right now,” said one of the law enforcement officials said.
Numerous other crashes have been reported as a March winter storm slammed the area.
According to the National Weather Service, the snow will continue into Tuesday afternoon for eastern Wisconsin.
“The highest snow amounts are expected in the east due to the lake enhancement. Modest east to northeast winds may cause drifting snow at times with some blowing snow possible near Lake Michigan,” according to the National Weather Service.
Snow accumulations are expected to total six to nine inches, but wind is expected to make matters worse.
“East winds 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast this afternoon. Gusts up to 20 to 25 mph by late afternoon 20 to 30 mph tonight, the highest gusts near Lake. Patchy blowing snow and drifting are possible later today and tonight, especially near Lake Michigan. Significant reductions in visibility are possible within heavier lake effect snow showers,” the press release reads.
A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for Wisconsin can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or by visiting www.511wi.gov.
Officials are reporting white-out conditions and are delaying recovering numerous vehicles in the ditches along many roads, state highways and the Interstate.