131-vehicle pileup on I-41 in Neenah kills one person and injures 71 others

February 25, 2019

Gale-force winds and blizzard conditions shut down large stretches of heavily traveled highways across the state Sunday, including I-41 in Neenah, where one motorist was killed and 71 others injured in a chain-reaction pileup involving 131 vehicles.

Authorities were telling people to stay off the roads in a wide swath across the top third of the state because travel was practically impossible. Driving conditions were difficult in other parts of the state.

Southbound I-43 in Brown County shut down for a few hours Sunday afternoon due to whiteout conditions, ice-covered roads and multiple crashes, according to the Sheriff's Department. 

Northbound I-43 closed in Ozaukee County near Port Washington around 3:30 p.m. because of a crash. It reopened a couple hours later.


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