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A Manatee County tanker truck crash closed both lanes of I-75 between S.R. 70 and University Parkway Tuesday.
Sarasota Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 3 years ago

UPDATE: Manatee crash closes both lanes of I-75

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All lanes of I-75 between S.R. 70 and University Parkway have reopened following a tanker truck crash late Monday.

All lanes of I-75 between S.R. 70 and University Parkway have reopened following a tanker truck crash late Monday.

Earlier: As heavy fog rolled onto the Gulf Coast late Monday, a fuel tanker crash in Manatee County closed northbound and southbound lanes of I-75 between University Parkway and S.R. 70.

As of 8 a.m., northbound lanes have reopened, but southbound lanes remained closed while emergency personal and Hazmat teams clean up the scene. The incident happened at 11:20 p.m. last night, according to a flash report from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

A tow company remains in the process of uprighting and removing the overturned tanker truck in the southbound lanes, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

Click here for roadway closure updates.

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