511wi.gov says: Rock County; On July 4th at 2:10 PM local law enforcement reports I-39/90 NB is closed at Mile Post 187 near the IL State Line due to a crash. Traffic is being waved through on the shoulder.
Southern Wisconsin travelers on I-90 along the state line are experiencing slowdowns and stoppages due to an accident Monday afternoon.
Traffic in both directions was affected by the accident. Camera snapshots from I-90 showed the scene as the traffic worsened. While emergency vehicles were attending to the scene, traffic continued to back up in both directions. For periods of time, lanes in both directions were shut down to help facilitate the cleanup.
Emergency vehicles were present on the scene, including fire trucks and ambulances, with police providing blockages to prevent passing traffic from further causing cleanup issues. Initial reports indicated that an air rescue was called due to trauma victims, but was later canceled. One vehicle flipped onto its roof, causing further delays while turning it.
As the traffic continued to become more congested as the backup grew further, drivers are cautioned to use extra care to avoid further accidents and traffic problems. Even after the cleanup from the accident, it is likely that traffic will be affected for some time.
An auto insurance policy is beneficial and often necessary in the aftermath of an accident, however, it is always better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it. Remember, an auto insurance policy serves two basic functions: it is for liability coverage and also for comprehensive coverage.
The liability coverage, in an accident like the I-90 incident, will cover up to its policy limits for damages to other vehicles. The comprehensive coverage will cover the policyholder’s vehicle. Uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist will take effect if there is not adequate insurance by the other motorist.
It is always important to remember on any given day that safety on the road is vital to travelers. On holidays when it is apparent that there are more vehicles, this importance is intensified.
From the Madison Insurance Examiner, I want to wish all my readers a safe and happy Fourth of July, 2011 holiday!!
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