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EB I-4 lanes reopen after jackknifed semi caused a shutdown in Polk County for several hours

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Oct 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-26 16:24:40-04

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — All eastbound lanes of I-4, between SR-559 and CR-557, are reopened in Polk County after a jackknifed semi caused a shutdown.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, all the lanes were reopened at 11:30 a.m. and the location was cleared.

A camera view from the Florida Department of Transportation showed drivers who were at a standstill behind the semi walking on I-4 to see the incident.

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While traffic was being diverted onto Exit 44, drivers were urged to avoid the area.

Traffic Reporter Jhas Williams recommended that drivers take the Polk Parkway to US 92 and then take it to US 27 as a detour.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., drivers could be seen being turned around after westbound traffic was stopped by officials.

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At this time, it is unknown what caused the semi to jackknife.

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