OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 4 were shut down near Disney World due to a crash involving a semi-truck, causing the truck to overturn and spill sand it was carrying.
Sky 6 video showed traffic backed up on I-4 at World Drive near US-192 Thursday morning. As of 11:30 a.m., the left lane was open for traffic.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Toyota Corolla and the semi-truck were heading eastbound on I-4 when the Toyota went onto the left shoulder and overcorrected, sideswiping the semi-truck.
** I-4 CLOSURE **— Trooper Steve (@TrooperSteve_) July 15, 2021
EB I-4 at World Drive, Close to US-192
- Overturned Truck with sand ALL over the road
- This will take time, Exit for Celebration and the re-enter EB
PLAN AHEAD pic.twitter.com/MQkusVqO7u
News 6 traffic safety expert and state trooper Steven Montiero says clean up for this incident will take time and drivers can exit at Celebration and re-enter the interstate.
“All eastbound traffic is being diverted to the World Drive/State Road 417 exit. Drivers can simply re-enter to eastbound I-4 from this exit,” Montiero said shortly after the crash.
The FHP said tow trucks will be arriving and once they’re on scene, it will take about 90 minutes to clean up.
This is a developing story and will be updated with information as we receive it.