I-4 reopens in Hillsborough County after police chase, FHP says

Interstate was shut down after law enforcement activity out of Polk County

I-4 16.6 EB (Florida Department of Transportation)

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County reopened Sunday afternoon after law enforcement activity out of Polk County shut down the interstate, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

A tweet posted by FHP Tampa at 10:24 a.m. stated the center and outside lanes of I-4 were closed west of North Forbes Road, as well as the westbound entrance ramp of Exit 17, as the westbound inside lane remained open.

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The law enforcement activity originated out of Polk County, FHP said.

According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, a 30-year-old man led deputies on a chase onto I-4, forcing the closure of part of the interstate.

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