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Three injured after I-39/90 multi-vehicle crash in Janesville

Some northbound lanes are rolling again
A viewer submitted photograph shows a crash on I-39/90, in Janesville, on July 6, 2021.
A viewer submitted photograph shows a crash on I-39/90, in Janesville, on July 6, 2021.(Submitted)
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 2:12 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2021 at 9:48 PM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Three people were injured and a stretch of I-39/90 that cuts through Janesville was closed Tuesday afternoon after a multiple vehicle crash.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the southbound crash happened around 1:40 p.m. near where the interstate passes over Mt. Zion Ave.

Multiple agencies responded to the full blockage of both northbound and southbound lanes. Authorities report smoke was covering the northbound lanes.

State Patrol continued, saying the multiple injuries and recovery operations required both sides to be shut down.

Traffic incident closes I-39/90 in Janesville on Tuesday, July 7, 2021.
Traffic incident closes I-39/90 in Janesville on Tuesday, July 7, 2021.(Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation)

Ten vehicles were involved in the crash which resulted in three, non-life-threatening injuries, according to Wisconsin State Patrol.

Officials said almost everything caught fire in the crash, with smoke being seen high above the scene.

Around 5:45 p.m., officials opened all northbound lanes and the queues on the southbound side are clear. Officials report around 9:45 p.m. that the southbound lanes remained closed until after midnight, reopening early Wednesday morning..

On Monday, a crash near Town Line Road, also shut down a stretch of the interstate through Janesville for several hours.

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