85-Vehicle Pileup Closes Interstate in Wisconsin's Rock County
At least 21 people were injured in a pileup involving at least 85 vehicles on Interstate-39/90 in Rock County, Wisconsin, on Friday, January 27, the Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) reported.
According to local news reports, a nearby hospital said it received 27 patients with injuries.
No deaths were reported.
WSP said authorities closed both sides of I-39/90 shortly after the incident was reported between Janesville and Beloit at 12:30 pm local time. By 8:20 pm local time, southbound lanes had been reopened. All lanes were reopened by 9:30 pm.
“This incident occurred during a severe winter weather event with snow, ice and whiteout conditions believed to be a factor in the initial crash,” WSP said.
Videos filmed by Amy Zerbonia Byrne show damaged vehicles entangled on the interstate near Janesville on Friday. Credit: Amy Zerbonia Byrne via Storyful
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