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FHP: Interstate traffic moving in Southwest Florida

FHP: Interstate traffic moving in Southwest Florida
Posted at 8:35 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 08:35:50-04

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.

Motorist are encouraged to follow the advice of their local Emergency operation Centers, refer to Florida 511 and the FHP incident site.

Should a motorist break down, the motorist can contact *FHP which will contact the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Office for assistance.