TAMPA - Pinellas Park police are investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle that occurred around 3 AM on northbound US-19 and 118th Ave N/Bryan Dairy Rd Thursday. Northbound lanes of traffic were closed until 8:30 AM. No information on the drivers involved is available yet.
A Hillsborough County detention deputy was injured in an accident in Tampa this morning. It appears the officer ran into the back of a truck at the intersection of MLK & US-301.
8:51 --ST. PETERSBURG: Accident @ 66th St N & Tyrone Blvd.
8:45 -- I-275 TAMPA: FHP looking for accident reported northbound near Kennedy/Westshore area. I see the usual slow traffic there so far.
8:15 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE: About 10 minutes on northbound I-275 from St. Pete to the Kennedy/TIA exit. Not too bad!
7:59 -- US-19 SOUTHBOUND drive time from Tampa Rd in Palm Harbor to E Bay/Roosevelt in Largo = about 20 minutes.
7:42 -- I-275 ST. PETERSBURG: Accident reported southbound near 22nd Ave N. Not seeing any issues on my traffic cams, but will keep an eye on them.
7:29 -- I-75 TAMPA: Traffic congestion northbound between SR-60 in Brandon area to just south of I-4. Looks better north of there.
7:20 -- PINELLAS PARK UPDATE: Northbound US-19 remains closed, 110th to 126th aves, due to fatal crash @ 118th. 49th is alternate (but it's slow)
7:16 -- I-75 MANATEE CO: SLOW traffic northbound on the JD Young Bridge in Ellenton area. Left lane blocked by EMS working a crash @ MM 225
7:11 -- LAKELAND: Crash with injuries, but no roadblock, at US-98 & Lakeland Acres.
6:57 -- TAMPA: An off-duty Hillsborough Co Sheriff's deputy is involved in an accident at US-301 & MLK. He reportedly has minor head injuries.
6:39 -- I-275 TAMPA: Southbound traffic already clogging up between I-4 and the lane shift past the Hillsborough River. #MorningRush
6:34 -- LARGO: EMS working a crash at 66th St N & US-19
6:21 -- I-4 DRIVE TIME from McIntosh Rd to I-275 in downtown Tampa = > 15 minutes.
6:03 -- PINELLAS PARK: Northbound US-19 remains closed between 110th and 126th avenues.
5:39 -- INTERSTATES are accident free.
5:22 -- PINELLAS PARK: Pinellas Park PD is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on US-19 at 118th Ave N/Bryan Dairy Rd. Northbound US-19 is closed between 110th and 126th avenues. 49th St N is alternate.
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