UPDATE: The roadway is now clear.
A crash is blocking two southbound lanes of US 41 near 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton, according to Florida 511.
The crash happened around 5:14 p.m. and is listed as a major accident.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that there were injuries at the scene. Manatee County EMS and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office are on site.
At least one vehicle, a blue compact car, was seriously damaged and is creating a roadblock.
Motorists should avoid the area if possible.