Semi Rollover, Slippery Stretches Reported On Interstate
MFD crews were dispatched to this incident at 10:25 a.m. Hazardous road conditions delayed response times; however, upon arriving on scene at 10:40 a.m., Medic 14 quickly determined there were no injuries.
A small leak was identified coming from the top of the overturned tanker. The placard on the tank indicated a flammable liquid was inside. The Madison Fire Department’s Hazardous Incident Team (HIT) provided guidance to on-scene crews as to the nature of this liquid and any potential hazards related to it. Engine Co. 14 monitored the atmosphere to determine whether the leaking fluid was causing hazardous conditions, such as potential for explosion. The leak appeared to be slow, and air monitors did not indicate explosive levels of vapor in the air.
Wisconsin State Patrol shut down traffic on the Interstate for scene safety. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was notified about the leak.
Engine 14 remained on scene until the company in charge of the tanker arrived. E14 cleared from the call at 1:19 p.m., leaving the scene in the hands of Wisconsin State Patrol.
--PIO Cynthia Schuster
The Madison Fire Department is on scene of a semi rollover on the westbound I-90 highway, just south of the Beltline. No injuries are reported; however, crews are working to contain a fuel leak. The semi rollover has impacted traffic access, and firefighters report very slippery conditions on the highway.
The Madison Fire Department urges commuters to avoid this area of Interstate at this time, and consider postponing all travel until road and weather conditions improve.
MFD crews responded to another crash on the Interstate earlier this morning, as well as to several other crashes throughout the city.
This release may be updated when more information becomes available.