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.


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.