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Pig carcasses cause Sarasota traffic backup

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Interstate-75 was backed up near its intersection with Fruitville Road due to a truck dumping pig carcasses on the roadway, according to social media posts.
by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

All lanes of I-75 in Sarasota County are open as of 10:38 a.m.

Earlier: According to social media posts, I-75 is currently backed up due to a load of pig carcasses that have spilled onto the highway near its intersection with Fruitville Road. 

According to Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Greg Bueno, the incident occurred at 8:05 a.m.

“Motorist are encouraged to drive  with patience and expect traffic congestion in the area,” Bueno said in a news release.

This is a breaking news story and more information will be added as it becomes available.

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