Two I-75 Southbound Lanes Are Open Following Multiple Accidents

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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.

The view of I-75 after the second accident at mile marker 380. (Via GAC SmartTraffic)
The view of I-75 after the second accident at mile marker 380 at 2:01 pm. (Via GAC SmartTraffic)

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.

The view of I-75 South at mile marker 382 as of 1:25 p.m. (Via GAC SmartTraffic)
The view of I-75 South at exit 382 as of 1:25 p.m. (Via GAC SmartTraffic)

 

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.”

Traffic is being diverted onto Archer Road.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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