GERMANTOWN 鈥 A crash between a semi-truck and another vehicle caused Interstate 41 southbound, north of County Line Road, to close for two hours on Friday morning to clean up diesel fuel that had spilled onto the highway.

According to a release from the Germantown Fire Department, it was reported to dispatch that there had been a multi-vehicle accident on I-41 southbound Friday morning, with unknown injuries. Both the GTFD and Germantown Police Departments responded immediately.

"On arrival of the Germantown Battalion Chief, there was a large amount of fluid and debris covering multiple lanes of the highway," said the release. "Occupants of the vehicles were assessed, none reporting any injuries."

After assessing those involved in the crash, it was quickly determined that the unknown fluid was diesel fuel from the semi鈥檚 onboard saddle tanks, which led to the closure of the two affected southbound lanes to prevent further spreading of and contamination from the fuel.

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"Fire crews began mitigation and cleanup of the diesel fuel in affected ares," said the release. "Due to the amount of diesel fuel spilled, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was notified. North Shore Environmental was contacted for assistance in cleaning the roadway and median."

The vehicles were towed away by Homers Towing Company, from the crash scene. The crash is still under investigation by the GTPD, according to the release. The highway was re-opened to traffic after approximately two hours.

"The Germantown Fire Department would like to thank the departments that responded to assist during the incident," said the release


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