Crash had I-75 in Manatee County backed up for hours. All lanes have now reopened

Hope you weren’t in a hurry. Traffic on Interstate 75 in Manatee County was at a crawl Thursday morning after a crash brought traffic to a standstill.

Florida Highway Patrol reports the crash in the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 222, north of Manatee Avenue, occurred around 8:15 a.m. All three lanes were blocked. By 9:45 a.m., two lanes had reopened, but the left lane remained blocked.

By 11 a.m., all lanes had reopened, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

A medical helicopter was at the scene of the crash just before 9 a.m., according to the Sarasota Manatee Regional Traffic Management Center.

Additional information about the crash was not immediately available.

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Florida 511/FDOT traffic camera

Sara Nealeigh covers what’s happening in the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, Florida for the Bradenton Herald. She previously covered breaking news for the Herald after moving to Florida from Ohio in 2016.