UPDATED: Rollover crash closes highway
A four-door vehicle traveling along Hwy. 35 left the roadway about 11:20 a.m. Monday Oct. 26 and rolled over, stopping on the east side of the highway south of Division Street.
Shortly afterward, officials closed the highway between Division Street and Highway 29/Cascade Avenue.
An officer on scene confirmed that the driver did not sustain injury and that the fire department crews were cleaning mud off the road.
Emergency responders reporting to the scene included River Falls Fire, Ambulance and Police Departments, as well as a Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy and Jerry's Towing.
More details will be posted when they become available.
UPDATED: River Falls Police Sergeant Mike Reardon said it was unknown how long the mud had been on the roadway, but it could have been a contributing factor in the accident. He said the mud had come from an F&K truck carrying a big piece of equipment called a Vac-Tron, which is used for wet/dry industrial cleanup including water removal. A cap on it had come off, allowing mud to leak onto the roadway. Police issued the driver a citation for "spilling waste load on or along the highway."