Main road on Pine Island opens following serious crash

Posted at 12:40 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 08:50:34-04

UPDATE (3:45pm) -- The main road through Pine Island is back open after a fiery crash caused chlorine to spill just south of Bokeelia.

Lee County School Board say 28 students were not dropped of earlier due to the crash.

They were transported to Mariner High School but are now being taken home on buses.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


BOKEELIA, Fla. -- The main north-south road through Pine Island is closed after a serous crash and possible chemical spill south of Bokeelia.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the crash is on Stringfellow Road near the intersection with Durrance Road.  That's about two and a half miles north of Pine Island Road.

Hazmat crews have been called to the scene for cleanup.

Both northbound and southbound lanes of Stringfellow are closed, and drivers will be routed around the scene on local roads.

Avoid the area if possible.

The Fox 4 Traffic page has up-to-the-minute traffic updates.

UPDATE (2:30PM) -- Lee County Schools say that if school buses cannot get through the area, students will be dropped off at Mariner High School to stay under supervision until either the road reopens, or parents arrive there to pick up students.