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UPDATE #3: The Wisconsin DOT says that all roads are now open.
UPDATE #2: The incident today in Sawyer County involved 1 vehicle which apparently left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Sawyer County Sheriff Doug Mrotek during a phone conversation with DrydenWire.com this evening.
The vehicle had 3 occupants; 1 driver, and 2 passengers. The driver and one of the passengers have been flown to Duluth via medical helicopter. The status of the 2nd passenger is unknown to DrydenWire.com at this time.
Sheriff Mrotek said that the situation is still under investigation by both the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol. He also noted that when the original call came in, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department, Sawyer County Ambulance, and Hayward Fire Department all responded to the situation.
UPDATE #1: Alternate Route: Westbound traffic (cars only) will exit WIS 77 at W. Twin Lake Road. Head east on Twin Lake Road to McClaine Road. West on CTH B to CTH K. North on CTH K back to WIS 77. East bound traffic will exit WIS 77 at CTH K. Head south on CTH K to CTH B. East on CTH B to CTH A. North on CTH A back to WIS 77. Eastbound (truck traffic) will exit WIS 77 at Mosquito Brook Road. North on Mosquito Brook Road to US 63. East on US 63 to CTH OO. East on CTH OO back to WIS 77.
SAWYER COUNTY -- Due to a crash, both east and westbound lanes are closed on STH 77 at Linden Rd., according to an initial notification from the Wisconsin DOT.
- Incident Type: Crash
- County: SAWYER
- Nearest City: HAYWARD
- On Highway: WIS 77 EB/WB
- At Location: LINDEN RD
- Lanes Affected: All Lanes Blocked (Both Directions)
- Incident Occurred: 08/06/2018 3:40 PM
A source stated to DrydenWire.com that this crash is a "life-threatening" situation for individuals involved and stated that a medical helicopter has been flown to the scene. A second source stated that two medical helicopters were flown to the scene but DrydenWire has not been able to confirm that information at this time.
DrydenWire.com will continue to follow this situation and will update this post when more is information is available.