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Updated: Office I-75 lanes re-opened

By Staff | May 10, 2015

Update 10:48 p.m.

All lanes on I-75 in Sarasota County are back open. Travel safe

Update 7:45 p.m.

Southbound I -75 is now closed at the 182 mile marker (Sumter Road). Northbound closure remains at the 170 mile marker (Kings Highway). Further updates will be provided once additional information is learned.

Original post:

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 7 p.m. Sunday advised motorists to avoid Interstate 75 Northbound at Exit 170 (Kings Highway) due to a current traffic issue. A brush fire along Interstate 75 in North Port closed Interstate 75 between Kings Highway and Toledo Blade Blvd. and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.