Monday, May 21, 2018
Public safety

Crashes snarl I-4 traffic headed into downtown Tampa

TAMPA — A set of separate crashes snarled traffic heading into downtown Tampa early Tuesday morning along Interstate 4.

The crashes happened minutes apart just before 6 a.m. on the ramp connecting the westbound side of I-4 with southbound I-275.

Multiple cars were involved in the first crash, which sent at least two people to the hospital, according to Bay News 9.

A second crash happened when a tractor trailer carrying a load of sod overturned on its passenger side along the ramp. Sod spilled onto the shoulder and the truck partially blocked the outside lane of traffic. The driver was not injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Traffic was blocked across all lanes of the westbound side of I-4 for about two hours, with heavy delays continuing until mid-morning.

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