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Toilets on the freeway: Early morning drivers maneuver around porta potties

DOT shared a video of officials clearing the porta potties off the roadway
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Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-11 14:56:22-04

WAUKESHA — Drivers early Tuesday morning were met with quite the roadblock when several porta potties were left in the middle of the freeway in Waukesha County.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation shared a video with TMJ4 News showing drivers maneuvering around the porta potties, and crews as they worked to clear them.

Video shows at least seven porta potties on I-94 at WIS 164.

The porta potties were cleared off the roadway before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

TMJ4 reached out to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department to find out what happened, and how the porta potties got there in the first place. We are waiting to hear back.

Scanner traffic revealed some of the conversations between first responders:

"We got a truck that's losing porta-johns. Just got a call for one at Redford and Bluemound. And now another for three that have been dumped."

"We do have one caller that struck them and is pulled over with hazards on."

"Given the magnitude of that crappy situation, I'll be 10-39."

"A subject advised that they struck at least one and have front end damage and tires are flat."

"Please shut down right at Pewaukee there is porta potties on both sides of the road. I've got multiple cars with hazards on."

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