Crash causing major slowdown on I-75 South in Manatee County

A traffic accident is causing a major backup on I-75 South in Manatee County on Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred south of State Road 70 in Bradenton, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida 511 reported the incident shortly after 4 p.m., listing the accident severity as intermediate.

The center and right lanes of I-75 South were shut down as a result of the crash.

Shortly before 5 p.m., interstate traffic was backed up all the way to State Road 64.

Florida Highway Patrol and first responders were on scene; no injuries had been reported.

Motorists are advised to seek another route.