All lanes of I-75 now open in Marion County, FHP says

Northbound lanes were closed earlier after a tractor-trailer hit an overpass

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – All lanes of Interstate 75 in Marion County are now open after an earlier crash where a tractor-trailer hit an overpass, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 9:20 a.m. when a 50-year-old Lakeland man driving a tractor-trailer struck the overpass, near mile marker 347 and County Road 484, traveling north on I-75.

Troopers said the man was not injured, but the tractor-trailer caused significant damage to the overpass, which is closed as well.

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FHP said in an update at 2 p.m. that traffic in that area of the interstate will be detoured for the next three hours or longer. Crews are removing damaged concrete from the overpass.

Traffic cameras show delays in southbound lanes as well near the overpass. Troopers said there is 10-mile backup in the southbound lanes.

Cameras show southbound lanes of I-75 backed up after a tractor-trailer hit an overpass in the northbound lanes. (Copyright 2023 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Florida Department of Transportation said motorists traveling northbound on I-75 are being told to get off the highway at Exit 329 (State Road 44), head eastbound to U.S. 301, take 301 north to where 301 and U.S. 441 meet, continue to State Road 40 in Ocala, then head west on State Road 40 to return to I-75.

Marion County Public Schools posted a Twitter message saying buses in the south part of the county will likely be rerouted and delayed.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

Tractor-trailer hits overpass on I-75 in Marion County (Florida Highway Patrol)

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