Two crashes, whiteout conditions close part of Highway 11 in Walworth County
ELKHORN--Two crashes and whiteout conditions have prompted Walworth County authorities to close a two-mile section of Highway 11 from Highway 120 east to Clausen Road, said Scott McClory, patrol division commander at the sheriff's office.
Deputies are investigating two crashes--one car versus semitrailer truck and one five-vehicle crash involving two semitrailer trucks and three autos, McClory said.
He expects the stretch of Highway to be closed until at least noon.
He advised motorists to use Highway 36 to detour around the closure.
Snow driven by wind gusts of up to 50 mph were making driving extremely hazardous, McClory said.