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At least 10 crashes on icy Marathon Co. roads

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Marathon County Sheriff's Department investigated at least 10 crashes and slide-ins Friday morning attributed to slippery roads and drivers going too fast for conditions, Lt. Bill Millhausen said.

Some minor injuries were reported, he said.

Light snow and cold following Thursday's 2 inches of snow in places made some roads ice-covered and slippery early in the day Friday, authorities said.

One crash near Stratford involved a school bus, two other vehicles and a suspected drunken driver, Millhausen said. No children were on the bus. No other details were immediately available.

A vehicle rolled over on Highway 29 near Edgar, sending the driver to the hospital, investigators said.

The Rothschild Police Department reported three adults suffered minor injuries when a pickup truck lost control and hit a semi-truck on Interstate 39 just outside of Wausau.

Both vehicles were traveling southbound when the pickup truck lost control, struck a bridge railing and sideswiped the semi, Police Chief Jeremy Hunt said.


 
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