Highway 81 reopens after traffic is re-routed for 3 hours

An overturned semi shuts down State Highway 81 in Newark Township for almost three hours.

According to a news release, the Rock County Sheriff's Office and the Orfordville Fire department responded to a single-vehicle semi accident on Highway 81 west of Beloit just after 7:00 Friday morning.

A semi headed west on Highway 81, west of County Highway H failed to negotiate a curve, traveling into the ditch, and overturned as it struck a field access.

The 65-year-old driver, was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Highway 81 between County Highway H and County Highway K was closed for about three hours while officials cleared the scene.