UPDATE: Power Restored, Residents Return Home After Overturned Semi Spills Ethanol In Township Of Beaver Dam

Updated information: At approximately 7:30PM the scene was cleared, power was restored, and residents were allowed to return home.

(Beaver Dam) A semi overturned after it struck a culvert in the township of Beaver Dam Wednesday morning. Read the full press release:

On 05-11-2022 at approximately 8:53 a.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash on Hemlock Road between USHY 151 and County Road A, in the township of Beaver Dam.   

Initial investigation showed that a 59 year old male (from Endeavor, WI) was operating a 2019 Peterbilt semi-tractor, hauling ethanol in a tank trailer east on Hemlock Road. The Peterbilt left the roadway and traveled into the south ditch, striking a culvert, and overturning the tractor and trailer.  

The male driver of the semi was not injured in the crash. Crews are on scene and working to contain the spill from the trailer and an evacuation will be occurring for the containment and clean-up operations. Power will also be turned off to area residences when the extrication of the remaining product in the trailer is to commence.  Residents and motorists are not allowed in the area until the scene is cleared.

Assisting at the crash scene were: Beaver Dam Fire Department, Dodge County Emergency Management, Dodge County Highway Department, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Dodge County Emergency Response Team (DCERT).