Highway 59 near Milton closed until tomorrow morning
MILTON Highway 59 near Milton will be closed through Wednesday morning while officials work to clean up after an accident, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
At 9: 45 a.m. today, an ethanol tanker truck tipped over on one of the Highway 59 roundabouts. The accident caused thousands of gallons of ethanol to spill into a nearby retention pond. Officials closed Highway 59 and detoured traffic.
According to a news release from Milton police Lt. John Conger, state and local emergency crews determined it would be safer to let the ethanol continue to spill from the truck than to bring in equipment to stem the spill.
Traffic is being detoured around the site.
Westbound traffic on Highway 59 should take County KK north to County N, go west to Highway 26 and then south back to Highway 59.
Eastbound traffic should reverse those directions, taking Highway 26 north to County N, go east to County KK and south to Highway 59.