Many crashes across the state due to weather - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: 2 killed in crashes Sunday

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The snow has caused several pileups in southern Wisconsin, resulting in dozens of injuries and at least two deaths.

Forty patients were sent to Wheaton Franciscan hospitals in Racine and Franklin for mostly minor injuries, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

WTMJ-TV reports 18 people were sent to Froedtert Hospital with crash injuries in the Milwaukee area. Six are in critical condition.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says conditions are "extremely slippery and dangerous." There was a deadly rollover accident on I-43 eastbound at Highway 100 Sunday.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office says a man died on a snowy stretch of I-94 in the Town of Yorkville.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's office reports 40 to 50 cars and a semi were involved in crashes on I-43 with an unknown amount of injuries.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Multiple crashes are being reported across the state due to weather conditions.

Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post says traffic lanes were closed on I-39 near Janesville for almost two hours due to a crash.  

WSP DeForest Post also says a two-vehicle crash near Beaver Dam happened just before noon on Highway 33 at Sunset Hills.  32-year-old Wesley A. Hardy was transported by Flight for Life with life-threatening injuries.

The majority of reports of crashes seem to be around the Milwaukee area and southeastern Wisconsin.  There are many closures as well.

Multiple accidents have been reported on I-94, I-894, I-39, and I-90.  The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office describes conditions as extremely dangerous and slippery.  There are multiple pileups, including a fatal rollover on I-94 eastbound at Highway 100.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 3 to 5 inches of snow across much of southern and eastern Wisconsin by Monday.

 

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