TAMPA - TAMPA: HCSO cruiser hit on SB US-301 under the I-75 overpass this morning. Deputy is OK, and driver of other vehicle has minor injuries. Picture posted on Twitter @TampaBayTraffic.
More heavy rains are forecasted for the drive home. Don't drive through standing water!
AM DRIVE UPDATES:
9:01 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE: Fire/rescue activity SB I-275 toward St. Petersburg. Looking for someone who jumped from Skyway recently. :(
8:56 -- RIVERVIEW: Crash w/roadblock reported NB US-301 @ Big Bend Rd
8:55 -- TAMPA: HCSO UPDATE - Tow truck on scene of t-boned cruiser. 1 lane gets by on SB 301 under I-75 overpass.
8:50 -- I-275 TAMPA UPDATE: Still have that center lane blocked on SB 275 past Himes exit. Delays extend beyond I-4. I-4 jammed also.
8:40 -- I-275 TAMPA ALERT: Roadblock SB I-275 just past the Himes/Howard-Armenia exits. Blocking center lane. No FHP or EMS on scene yet.
8:36 -- I-275 ST. PETERSBURG: Crash reported SB near 54th Ave S. Cameras there show everything moving alright.
8:26 -- TAMPA UPDATE: HCSO OK after his cruiser was rear-ended on SB US-301 past Selmon approaching -75. Other driver has minor injuries.
8:22 -- I-4 POLK CO: Earlier crash WB near US-27 has cleared and traffic is up to speed!
8:14 -- RIVERVIEW: Stalled vehicle on US-301 @ Falkenburg Rd
8:08 -- TAMPA: Crash involving HCSO deputy on SB US-301 approaching I-75 ramp. Only right lane gets by.
7:50 -- I-4 POLK CO: JAM westbound near US-27 due to crash blocking right lane.
7:46 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE drive time from St. Pete to Tampa side = 15 minutes
7:43 -- I-4 TAMPA: Crash reported WB near US-301. I definitely see slow traffic near the I-75 overpass. Capt Al heading there.
7:41 -- LUTZ/WESLEY CHAPEL: Crash with roadblock reported on WB SR-56 just past I-75.
7:30 -- TAMPA/TOWN N COUNTRY: Crash on Hillsborough @ Hoover, east of Veterans Exwy on the northern side of TIA.
7:28 -- PALM RIVER UPDATE: Per Capt Al, the crash on NB US-41/50th St approaching Causeway is a van v utility pole. Right lane blocked, but no delays
7:15 -- DOVER: Accident WB US-92 approaching McIntosh Rd. No roadblock reported.
6:53 -- I-4 TAMPA UPDATE: Crash westbound approaching I-275 just cleared.
6:50 -- PALM RIVER: Injury crash reported on US-41/50th St @ Trenton St.
6:39 -- E TAMPA/DEL RIO: Hit and run on 56th St @ Sligh Ave
6:32 -- HUDSON: Crash w/injuries, lane blockage on SR-52 @ Moon Lake Rd.
6:31 -- WESLEY CHAPEL: Crash on County Line Rd @ Bruce B Downs.
6:26 -- I-4 TAMPA UPDATE (6:25 AM): Fire Dept, EMS on scene of accident westbound I-4 approaching I-275 exit. Right lane taken up. No delays - yet.
6:23 -- I-4 POLK CO: AND ANOTHER update from FHP. So now they say it's an accident EB near mile marker 33. Partially blocking right lane.
6:21 -- I-4 UPDATE: Crash on right shoulder, westbound I-4 approaching the exit to I-275 NB in downtown Tampa. No delays right now. (6:20 AM)
6:19 -- I-4 TAMPA: FHP has report of accident WB @ the junction with I-275. Checking my cameras there now. Standby...
6:16 -- I-4 POLK CO: FHP now reporting accident westbound near mile marker 33. Originally reported as stalled vehicle EB there.
6:07 -- I-4 POLK CO: Stalled car reported EB near Mile Marker 33. If you have car trouble on I-4, call *347 for free help from a Road Ranger.
6:05 -- SPRING HILL: Hit and run with injuries, no roadblock, on Spring Hill Dr @ Carrin Rd.
6:04 -- VETERANS EXWY: Per a twitter tip, there are "boat pieces" strewn in the northbound lanes of the Veterans approaching Exit 10.
5:43 -- I-4 drive time between US-98 in Lakeland and I-75 in Tampa = 22 minutes.
5:41 -- US-19 drive time between Tampa Rd & E Bay Dr = 13 minutes.
5:10 -- HILLSBOROUGH CO/GIBSONTON: Accident on US-41 south of Madison at Old US-41. FHP responding.
5:02 -- INTERSTATES and bridges are crash- and delay-free.
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