OCALA, Fla. (WFLA) — Northbound lanes of I-75 have reopened near Ocala after crews worked to clear debris and mend a damaged overpass following a tractor-trailer crash Wednesday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 50-year-old Lakeland man was hauling a large steel tank when he struck the Southwest 66 street overpass near the 347-mile marker, scattering debris onto the road.
FHP said the concrete overpass suffered significant damage. Repairs are expected to last for several more hours.
All northbound lanes were closed as crews diverted traffic onto Exit 341 (CR-484). The Southwest 66th Street overpass was also closed.
I-75 northbound is reduced to one lane beneath the overpass until further notice.