TAMPA - Interstate construction cranks back up Monday afternoon, after several days off for the Thanksgiving holiday. For afternoon traffic updates, follow @TampaBayTraffic on Twitter.
MONDAY MORNING RECAP:
8:56 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: Still some slow southbound traffic between Bruce B Downs & Fletcher, but it's improving!
8:43 -- BRANDON: Minor crash on Brandon Blvd @ Lakewood.
8:37 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH CO: FHP reporting another crash northbound near Big Bend Rd/Exit 246. Also have crash in median just north of there.
8:33 -- VETERANS EXWY UPDATE: Hit and run is southbound, approaching Gunn Hwy. Someone tweeted me a pic of the backup at @TampaBayTraffic.
8:17 -- VETERANS EXPRESSWAY - UPDATE: Drive time southbound between Hutchinson & TIA = 25 minutes. Hit & run @ Gunn Hwy.
8:13 -- LUTZ UPDATE: Capt Al is over the school bus crash. It's moved to Calusa Trace & Dale Mabry. Bus looks OK.
8:04 -- VETERANS EXPRESSWAY: Hit and run with injuries southbound near Gunn Hwy. Roadblock reported.
8:00 -- LUTZ: Crash involving school bus on Dale Mabry & Calusa Trace. Gathering info now.
7:58 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH UPDATE: Capt Al on scene of crash northbound, 1/2-mile north of Big Bend Rd. All activity in median. Onlooker delays!
7:51 -- I-275 ST. PETERSBURG: EMS reporting a crash northbound on 275 @ Exit 22, near I-175 downtown.
7:48 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Crash northbound, one mile past Big Bend Rd @ mile marker 247.
7:44 -- TAMPA: FHP checking on a crash at 50th St & Columbus, just south of I-4.
7:23 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE drive time to Tampa of > 10 minutes.
7:11 -- I-75 TAMPA: Southbound traffic getting busy now. Current drive time from the Apex to Fletcher = 15 minutes.
6:51 -- RIVERVIEW: Accident on Bloomingdale near Kings Ave. @HC_Sheriff on scene.
6:41 -- I-75 APEX: Capt Al is checking out 75 from Wesley Chapel through New Tampa. Getting busier, but no traffic jam yet. #MorningRush
6:32 -- I-275 TAMPA: Southbound traffic getting heavy out of N Tampa. Action Air 1 reporting steady stream from Bearss to Hillsborough. #MorningRush
6:19 -- PINELLAS PARK: Accident at 70th Ave N & 60th St per EMS
6:13 -- US-19 DRIVE TIME southbound between Tampa Rd & Ulmerton Rd = 15 minutes. No delays (yet). #MorningRush
6:07 -- SARASOTA: FHP working a crash on the north side of the Sarasota-Bradenton airport @ 15th St & Tallevast Rd.
6:03 -- TAMPA - SELMON EXPRESSWAY upper level is open westbound from Brandon into downtown Tampa. Upper deck had been eastbound only since Wednesday afternoon.
5:24 -- I-4 DRIVE TIME westbound between US-98 in Lakeland and I-75 in Tampa = 22 minutes.
5:11 -- SUNCOAST PKWY - VETERANS EXPRESSWAY: Drive time southbound between SR-54 and the I-275 exits near Tampa Intl Airport = 18 minutes.
5:08 -- I-75 PASCO: Hit and run northbound approaching SR-52.
5:07 -- PASCO - SUNCOAST PARKWAY: Accident reported without roadblock southbound near SR-52.
5:06 -- RIVERVIEW: Crash on US-301 @ Bloomingdale, per FHP
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