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Update: Westbound 29 reopens after semi rollover

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Chippewa County (Chippewa County Sheriff's Office) -

Incident: One vehicle (semi) rollover with minor injury on State Highway 29 Chippewa County.

Location: State Highway 29 west bound near mile marker 96 in the Town of Delmar, Chippewa County,

Summary: On Monday February 4th, 2013 at about 12:03 a.m. the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle rollover on State Highway 29 westbound near mile marker 96 involving a semi tractor and flat bed trailer loaded with tires. The semi tractor and trailer blocked both lanes of westbound traffic. The load of tires had spilled prolonging cleanup time and road clearing. Sheriff's Deputies, Boyd Fire and Rescue, Stanley Police Department, and the Chippewa County Highway Department were dispatched to the scene.

Traffic was rerouted and the semi tractor operator John F. Drewa, was transported by Boyd Rescue to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The semi tractor, trailer, and load were removed and the highway reopened at 7:53 AM.  No photographs are available at this time.

 Operator: John F. Drewa, 54, of Wisconsin Rapids

Semi Tractor Owner: Midwest Express Plover, WI

Agencies involved: Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, Boyd Fire and Rescue, Stanley Police Department, Chippewa County Highway Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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Chippewa County (WisDOT) - Westbound lanes of highway 29 are open again at mile marker 96 near Boyd. 

Early Monday morning, a semi rollover closed both lanes of westbound traffic. The crash is still under investigation.

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Chippewa County (WisDOT) - According to the Wisconsin DOT, all westbound lanes of Highway 29 at mile marker 96 near Boyd are closed due to a traffic incident.

The following detour is suggested: traffic should exit at County D, then follow County X westbound back onto WIS 29. 

The incident was supposed to be cleared by 2:30 AM but crews are still on scene. 

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