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No injuries in truck vs. building in Superior, people advised to avoid area

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UPDATE: As of 7:15 p.m. crews were waiting for a tow truck to arrive to take the truck away.

Gas was shut off to the home as a precaution.
Residents of the building are not being let back inside tonight out of caution. They are being given temporary shelter.


SUPERIOR, WI -- Superior law enforcement officials are asking people to avoid the area where a truck hit a home and caused a gas leak.

According to authorities, the crash happened near 4010 E. 2nd Street around 5:25 p.m.

According to 511.org, the utility emergency led to all north and southbound lanes on Highway 53 from 41st Ave to 39th Avenue to be closed down and traffic to be backed up.

Officials on scene say the gas company is on scene and they have located the gas line, which they are currently working to cut off.

As of 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, officials on scene are unsure when the issue will be resolved.

No one was injured.

No word on what led to the crash.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


SUPERIOR, WI-- A truck appears to have hit a Superior building in the same area that authorities are also responding to a utility emergency.

It's still unclear if the two incidents are connected.

According to 511.org, the utlity emergency has led to all north and southbound lanes on Highway 53 from 41st Ave to 39th Ave to be closed down as of 5:25 p.m.

According to our reporter en route to the area, he could smell gas about a mile away.

Our reporter also added that traffic in the area of Highway 2 going east is at a standstill near 31st Ave E. and near Nemajdji River. Westbound traffic on Highway 2 appears to be flowing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Briggs LeSavage

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