UPDATE: All lanes of I-39/90 open in Janesville after crash and vehicle fire, no life-threatening injuries
JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Wisconsin State Patrol says nobody was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash that still has southbound lanes of I-39/90 in Janesville closed after several hours.
The State Patrol says the crash happened at about 1:40 p.m. at Mile Marker 172 on I-39/90, near Mt. Zion Ave. in Janesville. Three people were hurt, but none of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening, despite several vehicles appearing to catch on fire.
Troopers shut down the interstate near the crash for several hours while they worked to treat the people who were injured and investigated the crash. Northbound lanes of I-39/90 in the area near Milwaukee Street are now completely open as of about 5:45 p.m. All southbound later opened around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
For a detour, the DOT says southbound drivers should exit at Highway 59 and head west, before going south on Highway 51 and then east on Highway 11 before getting back on I-39/90.
Dark smoke could be seen in neighborhoods near the crash along the interstate as vehicles burned.
The crash comes just a day after a section of I-39/90 was closed for roughly 10 hours after a semi caught fire on the interstate north of Janesville.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information is made available.
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