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Vilas Co. Sheriff Urges Caution as Police Respond to Multiple Accidents on Highway 51

Vilas County Sheriff's Office

Update (12:49 p.m.): SH 51 near CTH W (Rest Lake Rd) will be temporarily shut down for approximately 45-60min. Crews are working to remove a semi from the ditch.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office is urging drivers to slow down on the roads Friday.

There have been three different accidents along Hwy 51 as road conditions deteriorate.

A semi rolled over on its side on Hwy 51 and Rest Lake. A car rolled over on Hwy 51 north of CTH H and there was a third roll over on Hwy 51 and Spider Cir.

In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office asked drivers to slow down and move over to give first responders plenty of room on the roads.

WI 511 is showing slippery stretches and snow-covered highways across much of northern Wisconsin.

***Traffic Accidents*** For those traveling on USH 51, road conditions are deteriorating, so SLOW DOWN as we have a Semi... Posted by Vilas County Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 19, 2021

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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