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Multiple crashes close northbound I-75 in North Port

Posted at 9:54 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 12:53:24-04

UPDATE (12PM) -- All lanes of Interstate 75 have reopened after this morning's crashes near mile marker 183 in North Port.

No further details have been released yet.

Original story below.

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NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A series of crashes Wednesday morning are causing major traffic issues in North Port.

According to North Port Police, crews are working five separate accidents on I-75.  One crash involved a tanker truck and required extrication on a patient.  

All northbound traffic was being diverted off Interstate 75 at Exit 182 onto Sumter Boulevard, but one northbound lane is reportedly open now.

Diverted drivers wishing to resume driving on I-75 should take Sumter Boulevard south to Tamiami Trail, then head west to River Road and north back to the interstate.

Live traffic updates can be monitored on the Fox 4 Traffic Page.