LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Florida Highway Patrol says drivers evacuating in Southwest Florida are finding traffic flowing along I-75. Further north is a different story, however.
According to FHP, travel lanes on Interstate 75 throughout southwest Florida remain open and are flowing, there is no reversing of lanes.
As of 8:30am Friday, the Fox 4 Traffic Page reports no backups in the northbound lanes of I-75 through the Sarasota and Tampa areas, but further north, near mile marker 321 south of the merger with the Florida Turnpike, numerous lengthy backups are reported.
Should a motorist break down, the motorist can contact *FHP which will contact the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Office for assistance.