Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Transportation

Disabled truck slows rush-hour traffic from downtown Tampa

TAMPA — A semitrailer broke down on an Interstate 275 on-ramp Tuesday afternoon, slowing traffic out of downtown during rush hour.

The truck broke down on the ramp from Ashley Drive onto I-275 southbound just before 5 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck obstructed part of the ramp.

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