At Least 27 Injured In Pileup Near Illinois-Wisconsin Border

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Multi-car crashes near the Illinois-Wisconsin border sent dozens to the hospital and closed several interstates.

Anywhere from 15 to 70 vehicles were involved in a highway pileup in Wisconsin around on I-94 westbound and I-39/90, injuring at least 27 people, according to NBC 5 Chicago. Beloit Memorial Hospital is treating those who were injured in the crash, and no fatalities were reported.

Wisconsin State Patrol found cars and semi-trucks involved in the pileup amid slippery conditions, ABC 7 reported. Many of the damaged vehicles have also been towed. Among the damaged vehicles included an SUV with a hood that was “partially pinned underneath the trailer of another semi-truck” and a semi-truck “jack-knifed”  according to Kenosha News.

Footage of the backup was captured by 23 News in a live stream.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation advised motorists to avoid the area while first responders assisted the drivers and investigated the crash. [RELATED: Dash Cam Shows Man Avoid Truck At Last Second In Deadly 40-Car Pile Up]

The Wisconsin State Patrol officials said that the severe winter weather conditions were factors in the crash.

All lanes have reopened on I-39/90 according to a local Milwaukee ABC affiliate, as well as I-94 according to ABC 7.