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Crash blocked traffic on US 41 in Bradenton on Wednesday

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.