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).
Major delays are expected in the area. Motorists should plan accordingly.
For up-to-date information on road closures and delays, visit theFL511 website.