An airplane made an emergency landing on Interstate 75 northbound near the Williston Road exit around noon, according to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
A small Cessna aircraft landed near mile marker 382; no injuries were reported after the incident.
The plane was towed to the rest stop north of Paynes Prairie, and all three lanes have been re-opened. ASO urged motorists via Twitter to continue to drive with caution as they pass.
“Expect extended delays or seek an alternative route (Exit Micanopy/374 and use 441, return to the Interstate at the Williston Road),” recommended ASO.
The plane will remain at the rest area until the Federal Aviation Administration completes an investigation.