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Stretch of Highway 45 reopens following semi rollover

A semi rolls on Highway 45 in Outagamie County. May 26, 2021.
A semi rolls on Highway 45 in Outagamie County. May 26, 2021.(WBAY)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 5:13 AM CDT
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OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE: State authorities say a stretch of U.S. Highway 45 is back open after a semi rollover caused the roadway to close for more than 12 hours Wednesday.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the north and southbound lanes of the highway were both open as of 2:17 p.m. Wednesday.

It had been closed between School Road and Highway 96 in the Town of Dale.

The Sheriff’s Office says the semi was traveling north and rolled into an east ditch near the intersection with School Road.

There are no reports of injuries.

WisDOT says the incident happened at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, and the scene cleared at 2:16 p.m., totaling 13 hours of closure.

Authorities had previously stated that cargo needed to be unloaded before crews could pull the truck from the ditch, adding the truck did not spill anything dangerous or toxic.

INITIAL REPORT: A stretch of Highway 45 is closed in Outagamie County after a semi rollover.

The highway is closed between School Road and Highway 96 in the Town of Dale.

The Sheriff’s Office says the semi was traveling north and rolled into an east ditch near the intersection with School Road.

There are no reports of injuries.

Cargo needs to be unloaded before crews can pull the truck from the ditch.

The truck did not spill anything dangerous or toxic.

Southbound drivers should take County TT east to County T, then head south to Highway 96 and then west to 45. Northbound traffic should reverse these directions.

Aisha Morales is keeping us updated with First Alert Traffic on Action 2 News This Morning.

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