SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – UPDATE: All lanes of I-75 have since reopened following the crash.
For travelers heading north, traffic is backed up along I-75 as far south as Clark Road, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
All southbound lanes are still closed north of the Fruitville Road exit. Deputies say traffic is backed up along I-75 well before University Parkway.
For drivers going eastbound along Fruitville Road attempting to go southbound on I-75, the Fruitville on-ramp is now open.
Three cars were involved in the crash, including two trauma alerts, deputies say. Florida Highway Patrol says one of the cars includes a concrete mixer truck.
A large amount of concrete mix has spilled in the southbound travel lanes.
Commuters are still being asked to avoid I-75 if possible.
The sheriff’s office says the investigation will cause delays for the next several hours and will likely impact evening commuters.
ORIGINAL STORY: Two of the northbound and all of the southbound lanes of I-75 are currently closed in Sarasota due to a traffic crash.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the crash is just south of mile marker 210 (Fruitville Road).
Deputies say there are two trauma alerts as part of the crash.
Drivers heading in that direction are being asked to avoid this area of the interstate if possible and to expect heavy traffic along Cattlemen Road.
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