Morning traffic updates for Thursday, October 11th

Accidents, road construction and drive times

TAMPA - A Hillsborough County school bus was involved in an accident on Harney Rd north of Sligh Ave in Tampa around 7AM. The driver of a sedan ran into the back of the bus. The students on board are fine, and were taken to school on another bus. Dispatchers say the driver of the car received minor injuries. A heavy wrecker had to be brought in to lift the school bus off of the car.

HAPPENING NOW:

8:55 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE traffic delays toward Tampa thanks to stalled truck blocking center lane near the Kennedy exit.

8:28 -- I-75 TAMPA: Congestion northbound I-75 through the Brandon area. Also slow traffic approaching the Fowler Ave exit. #USF

8:26 -- PALM HARBOR: Crash southbound US-19 approaching Nebraska Ave.

8:18 -- TAMPA - TOWN N COUNTRY: Crash reported on Hillsborough Ave @ Veterans Exwy. EB Hillsborough typically slow block to Sheldon Rd.

8:13 -- HILLSBOROUGH CO - MANGO: Right lane blocked on EB Mango Rd/579 at the entrance to EB I-4, but there are no delays per my traffic cam.

8:09 -- CLEARWATER: Jr Traffic Diva @michelle_224 says the traffic signals are out at McMullen Booth Rd & Enterprise. Treat as a four-way stop!

8:08 -- PINELLAS CO: Southbound US-19 traffic typically heavy south of Gulf to Bay. Drive time from SR-580 to Ulmerton Rd = 18 minutes.

7:33 -- VETERANS EXPRESSWAY: Drive time southbound from Van Dyke Rd to I-275 = 22 minutes. Traffic heavy, but moving!

7:21 -- LUTZ - LAND O LAKES: Accident on southbound US-41 @ SR-54 with partial roadblock but no injuries.

7:19 -- TAMPA - TEMPLE TERRACE UPDATE: Another school bus brought in for students on the bus involved in the crash. They'll be on their way soon.

7:13 -- TAMPA: Students who were on school bus involved in a crash on Harney north of Sligh are all OK.

7:04 -- TAMPA - TEMPLE TERRACE: Crash @ Harney Rd north of Sligh @ Renald Blvd may involve a school bus. Action Air 1 en route.

7:03 -- TAMPA: Accident reported near TIA - Memorial @ I-275 ramp. I don't see it yet on my traffic cameras but I'll keep looking!

6:51 -- I-75 TAMPA: Crash on I-75 exit ramp to WB SR-60/Adamo Dr. It's on the shoulder per Action Air 1 on scene. No FHP yet! We beat them!

6:48 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Drive time westbound from McIntosh Rd to I-275 in downtown Tampa = 15 minutes (6:47AM)

6:36 -- POLK CO - BARTOW: Malfunctioning RR signal on CR-555 north of CR-640. Use Noralyn Mine Rd.

6:34 -- I-275 TAMPA: Action Air 1 is hovering over 275 in north Tampa. Southbound traffic getting busy, south of Fowler Ave.

6:33 -- HERNANDO CO: Visibility in some areas down to 1/4-mile due to fog.

6:19 -- BRIDGES still up to speed.

6:02 -- HILLSBOROUGH CO - DOVER: Per @HC_Sheriff there's a tree down on  Lewis Gallagher Rd @ Moores Lake Rd.

5:58 -- SARASOTA: Hit & run w/debris in the road - Tern St & Corey Rd.

5:41 -- ST. PETE UPDATE: The crash reported at 54th Ave N & 49th St is in a parking lot and not an issue for traffic.

5:33 -- ST. PETERSBURG UPDATE: FHP and Pinellas Co Sheriff called to that accident on 54th Ave N & 49th St.

5:27 -- ST. PETERSBURG: EMS responding to crash @ 54th Ave N & 49th St.

5:20 -- Interstates and bridges are accident free.

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