All northbound lanes on Interstate 90/39 south of Janesville were closed for about three hours Friday after a crash with injuries and a fuel spill was reported just before 3 p.m.
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash. The fuel tank on a Ford F-350 pickup truck ruptured, spilling diesel fuel.
The truck holds 91 gallons of fuel, but Sgt. Luke Yahn with Wisconsin State Patrol said they’re not sure of the exact amount that spilled out of the tank.
There were two minor injuries reported, Yahn said.
Fuel was spilling onto both sides of the Interstate around 3 p.m., and authorities continued to dump sand on the spill to clear the roadway around 5 p.m., according to Yahn.
A Gazette photographer at Woodman Road reported at 3:45 p.m. that all northbound traffic was stopped and that vehicles were backed up as far as she could see.
Traffic on northbound County J was slowed to a crawl at 3:50 p.m. Friday, apparently clogged by motorists diverted from the Interstate, the photographer reported.
The road was cleared just after 6 p.m.