Sarasota: I-75 Shut Down Near Fruitville Road
An overturned tanker has caused all lanes on NB I-75 near Fruitville Road in Sarasota. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. Traffic is backed up past Clark Road.
Traffic cannot get onto I-75 until University Pkwy. You can use Honore Ave or Lockwood Ridge Rd to get to University Pkwy and to I-75.
Sarasota officials say the driver of the fuel tanker was taken by helicopter to the hospital.
Foam blanket now covers tanker. Another tanker has arrived to remove all the unused gasoline to reduce fire threat. pic.twitter.com/7YhNJGtZur
— Melissa Beckman (@WFLAMelissa) August 27, 2014