Traffic updates for the morning commute, Tuesday, November 20

Accidents, delays, road construction

TAMPA - A Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus was involved in an accident on westbound Causeway Boulevard at Gornto Lake Tuesday morning. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the bus collided with a dump truck/rock hauler. A HART spokesman says the bus driver and one passenger were transported from the crash to be checked out. The bus involved operates Route 8, serving the Brandon mall.

HAPPENING NOW:

9:05 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: Alternates to northbound I-75 between I-4 and Bruce B Downs include US-301, 56th St or I-275.

8:59 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: 30-40 minute delay northbound between I-4 and Bruce B Downs due to crash.

8:50 -- I-75 TAMPA: Northbound delays from south of Fowler to Bruce B Downs due to earlier reported crash.

8:48 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH CO UPDATE: Only minor delays now on eastbound I-4 approaching Kingsway Rd. Crash blocking right lane. EMS on scene.

8:38 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Accident eastbound near Kingsway Rd blocking right lane. Traffic delays begin at Mango Rd. 

8:28 -- I-75 UPDATE: FHP has report of accident southbound at the ramp from Fowler Ave, in addition to the accident northbound approaching Bruce B Downs. Northbound traffic slows past Fowler.

8:13 -- I-75 TAMPA: SOUTHBOUND traffic has minor delays past Bruce B Downs. Drive time from BBD to I-4 = 15 minutes.

8:10 -- BRANDON: Wrecker still working to clear bus crash on WB Causeway @ Gornto Lake.

8:08 -- I-275 TAMPA: Ax reported southbound near Himes. My traffic cams show everything moving fine there. BUT traffic jammed I-4 to Howard/Armenia

7:23 -- RIVERVIEW: Accident reported on NB US-301 between Big Bend & Panther Trace @ Dixon Rd.

7:18 -- I-275 TAMPA: Southbound delays from Floribraska to Howard/Armenia exit.

7:13 -- I-4 TAMPA UPDATE: Westbound traffic delays begin in the construction zone for Selmon Connector, through 275. Crash reported near MM 1.

6:52 -- I-4 TAMPA: Westbound traffic bogging down from Ybor to I-275 thanks to the traffic jam on 275 between I-4 & Howard/Armenia.

6:36 -- BRANDON UPDATE: Action Air 1 on scene of crash on Lumsden/Causeway @ Gornto Lake (near McDonalds). Appears HART bus involved.

6:32 -- TAMPA - RIVERVIEW UPDATE: 1 northbound lane gets by crash on US-301 & Crescent Park. EMS on scene.

6:30 -- MANATEE CO - BRADENTON: Accident blocking turning lane from 14th St E to 54th Ave W

6:27 -- I-275 TAMPA: Southbound traffic jamming up between I-4 and lane shift over the Hillsborough River. Don't forget: Howard/Armenia exits left.

6:24 -- RIVERVIEW: Crash w/injuries on US-301 south of Falkenburg Rd @ Crescent Park per FHP

6:20 -- BRANDON: @HC_Sheriff working an accident with injuries at Causeway Blvd & Gornto Lake.

6:14 -- SUNCOAST PARKWAY - VETERANS EXPRESSWAY: Drive time southbound from SR-54 in Odessa/LOL to the 275 exits in Tampa = 18 minutes.

6:04 -- MANATEE CO - PALMETTO: Accident with injuries reported at 17th St/Memphis and 16th Ave E

5:44 -- US-19 DRIVE TIME northbound between Central Ave in St. Pete and Gulf-to-Bay in Clearwater = 19 minutes.

5:33 -- N TAMPA: Accident with injuries on Fletcher Ave west of 275 near Florida.

5:32 -- PALM HARBOR: Crash in residential area damage a utility pole. Accident occurred on Grove Valley near Beacon Point. Single vehicle with injuries.

5:25 -- I-275 TAMPA: FDOT crews picking up cones along southbound 275 between Hillsborough and downtown. 3 lanes open.

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