Highway 151 reopens near Platteville after crash involving 500 gallons of spilled corrosive material

DICKEYVILLE, Wis. – One lane in each direction of Highway 151 from County Road O to Airport Road is back open after a Tuesday morning crash.

The Grant County Emergency Operations Center said the initial call came in just before 3:30 a.m. of a car fire, and while emergency crews were responding to that scene, a crash involving two semis occurred.

Investigators say a semi-truck carrying vegetables was approaching the scene and was slowing down when it was hit from behind by a second semi-truck carrying a tanker of aluminum brightener.

A news release from Dickeyville-Paris Fire and Rescue said the second crash caused 500 gallons of the corrosive material to spill.

The release said the roads reopened at about 10:45 a.m., but cleanup at the scene continued into the afternoon.

BREAKING UPDATE: Investigators provide update to early morning crash in Grant Co. that closed Highway 151 in both directions due to hazmat situationLATEST: https://www.channel3000.com/first-warn-traffic-u-s-151-closed-in-grant-co-after-crash-hazmat-crew-on-scene/

Posted by News 3 Now / Channel 3000 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Two nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution, but no serious injuries are being reported. Officials say the two drivers of the semis are in stable condition after being checked out at an area hospital.

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