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I-75 previously closed in both directions from North Port to Englewood has reopened

FL511
Posted at 9:38 PM, Sep 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-01 16:37:51-04

UPDATE (9/30/2022) 4:34 PM: Interstate 75 has reopened, but the FDOT has stressed that it could be closed again.

Previous Reporting Continues Below:

The Florida Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 75 is closed in both directions from mile marker 179 (North Port / Toledo Blade Blvd) through 191 (Englewood / Jacaranda Blvd).

The Myakka River under I-75 is flooded and impacted the interstate, making it unsafe to drive in these areas. Motorists planning to travel here should seek an alternate route.

A southbound detour will be established at exit 257 (Brandon). A northbound detour will be established at exit 141 (Palm Beach Blvd).

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Major delays are expected in the area. Motorists should plan accordingly.

For up-to-date information on road closures and delays, visit the FL511 website.