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Southbound lanes of I-41 closed near Racine due to crash, northbound now open

Posted at 5:46 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 12:53:21-05

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Southbound lanes of I-41 are closed at WIS 11 near Sturtevant, about seven miles west of Racine.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the closures are due to a crash that occurred about 4:30 a.m. The crash involves two semis, a pickup truck and two other vehicles.

One of the semis, a tanker, was on its side after going over the median wall, according to the Racine County Sheriff's Office. The tanker, filled with 45,000 gallons of non-hazardous material, disconnected from the cab. This is will cause a longer time for the area to be cleared up.

At this time, two people reportedly sustained minor injuries.

Law enforcement expects the closures to last up to two hours, and advises drivers to take alternative routes or follow the frontage roads.

Vehicles traveling southbound can exit at highway 20 and take the west frontage road to get back on the freeway at the 142 ramp.