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Two I-75 Southbound Lanes Are Open Following Multiple Accidents

Update: 3:22 pm March 25, 2016: Two southbound lanes have been cleared at exit 382, and traffic has started to move.

Update: 2:01 pm March 25, 2016: Gainesville Fire Rescue has reported a second major accident in I-75 south of Williston Road involving two semi-trucks.

Update: 1:25 p.m. March 25,2016: Southbound lanes of I-75 have been cleared and traffic has returned to normal at exit 382, according to images from Gainesville and Alachua County SmartTraffic camera.


All three lanes of I-75 southbound have been blocked after an 18-wheeler carrying milk overturned just south of mile marker 381, according to Lt. Daniel Caulk from Florida Highway Patrol in Gainesville.

“It’s apparently loaded, the trailer,” Caulk said. “I don’t believe it's any hazardous material, at this point, and all three lanes are blocked and traffic has been rerouted by the Alachua County Sherriff’s Office off of 75 southbound.”

Caulk said he was going to find out more when he gets to the scene of the accident.

“The only thing I know is the southbound lanes are totally blocked,” Caulk said. “We have wreckers en-route to open the road up as soon as possible.”

UPDATE: Congestion from the crash on #I75 MM 382 goes from 382 to 378 NB, and from 384 (Vehicles forced to leave... — Gainesville, Traffic (@GACSmarttraffic) March 25, 2016
***TRAFFIC ALERT*** #MyACSO , #FHP , Alachua County Fire Rescue on scene at MM382 SB regarding an overturned semi... — Alachua Co. Sheriff (@AlachuaSheriff) March 25, 2016
Crash I-75 SB just south of Williston Rd causing significant delays in both directions. Photo via @GACSmarttraffic . — WUFT News (@WUFTNews) March 25, 2016

Traffic is being diverted onto Archer Road.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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