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Traffic on State Road 70 in Manatee County reopened after crash Wednesday

A semi truck blocked all lanes of westbound State Road 70 near Interstate 75 Wednesday afternoon in Manatee County.
A semi truck blocked all lanes of westbound State Road 70 near Interstate 75 Wednesday afternoon in Manatee County. Florida 511 traffic camera

Part of State Road 70 in Manatee County was blocked Wednesday because a semi truck blocked the road after a reported crash, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The road has since reopened.

All westbound lanes of State Road 70 near Interstate 75 were blocked by the semi for about an hour Wednesday, according to FHP.

Shortly after 1:20 p.m., the Sarasota Manatee Regional Traffic Management Center reported two eastbound left turn lanes and northbound entrance ramp to I-75 were also blocked. As of 1:50 p.m., FHP reported the entrance ramp was still closed, but the turn lanes were reopened.

The crash was reported shortly after noon.

Eastbound lanes of State Road 70 remained open.

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