It ranks as one of the worst traffic accidents of all time in the United States. A contribute to the information available through the state's travel system. This is especially true for rural areas. A We are not an official source of traffic or real-time data. Q The roads are backed up or closed, but the map does not show the reason why, what's the deal? Here's a look at two of the more deadly crashes on I-75, one in Florida and one in Tennessee: More: Fatal crash reported on I-75 entrance ramp from northbound Terminal Access Road This image taken from a Florida 511 traffic camera and provided by the Alachua County Fire Rescue, shows a fiery crash along Interstate 75, Jan. Since then, only one crash has occurred in fog.
Up to eight more people were taken to hospitals. You'll see the average speed, travel time, message sign displays and number of active incidents for that corridor. New York The New York Department of Transportation manages the state's 511 traffic information system. Back then, the Michigan State Police called the incident the single worst wreck in at least 30 years. If you are not allowed to use your phone while driving, pull over before accessing the 511 system—you don't want to get a traffic ticket! You can also see the cameras by click on the Cameras tab in the report. In zero-visibility conditions, a combination of smoke and fog, drivers headed into the deadly multi-car pileup. More: Fort Myers-area traffic deaths hit triple digits for second consecutive year The interstate had been closed for a time before the crashes because of a mixture of the fog and the heavy smoke from the brush fire.
However, crash reports, including the personal information, may be made immediately available to the parties involved in the crash and other parties specified in the amended statute. Marie, Michigan, at the Canadian border. Hazmat crews and firefighters responded to the Bruce B. You'll also find the various ways you're able to access the system while on the go. More: Fort Myers woman dies in I-75 crash near Palm Beach Boulevard Soon afterward, the Tennessee Department of Transportation installed a fog detection system, that once activated, alerted drivers with warning signs, flashing lights and lowered speed limits. Between October and March, the system is activated about once per week.
To request a Traffic Crash Report,. A diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on the interstate. . Keep reading for information on what the 511 system provides, states that currently participate, and extra features you may be able to take advantage of in your state. Wednesday, specifically a stretch around Sarasota, Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Sumterville, Gainesville and the Florida-Georgia state line.
As with most Interstates that end in a five, it is a major cross-country, north—south route, one of the longest in the U. Reports are updated every five minutes. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the cause of the collisions was varying driver response to the reduced visibility. One passenger car had four fatalities. The pileups happened around 3:45 a. The number in parentheses next to each listing indicates how many incidents there are to view. However, the data shown here should only be used for light informational and reference purposes and not to make critical decisions.
You are encouraged to leave a road conditions report to help others. Officials said all lanes have since reopened. How Do I Use the 511 System? Bueno said the Jones Loop area in Charlotte County was the only trouble spot with congestion due to the unimproved nature of the freeway there. At least a dozen cars and six tractor-trailers were involved, and some burst into flames. However, the state provides the web service, which consolidates traffic information online for the entire island of Oahu.
I-75 passes through six different states: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan, and major metropolitan areas including Miami, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Lexington, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Information shown is as only reliable as how it is reported to us. For all other inquiries and general questions, please use the. The disaster scene ran for one mile along I-75, littered with the burned-out shells of up to 19 vehicles, including at least seven tractor-trailers. A The traffic flow is updated at loadtime and upon movement outside the initial map view, or upon refresh of the page.
The crash killed seven people and injured several others. A check of the freeway from Alligator Alley in Collier County, through Lee County and up to King's Highway in Charlotte County showed light traffic. Both drivers sustained minor injuries but refused transport. In summary, the amendments make crash reports that reveal personal information concerning parties to motor vehicle crashes confidential and exempt from public disclosure for 60 days after the date the report is filed. If you want to modify the route, click and drag any part of the route to a new roadway. You've probably used 411, you're definitely familiar with 911, but have you taken advantage of your state's 511 traffic system? Downs Blvd exit shortly after 12 p.
Select a corridor by choosing a direction of travel in the right column. The interstate has been closed twice since it was implemented. To see even more detail, click on the landmarks tab. The crash spilled diesel fuel across that stretch of the Florida highway and killed seven people, according to authorities. On secondary roads throughout Southwest Florida, normal congestion was in evidence at bridges, intersections and heavily traveled sections such as U.
The trip planner will give you the best route for your trip using current traffic data. Special to The News-Press Shortly after 2 p. It will rank as one of the worst crashes in history on a route that is heavily traveled in Florida, especially this time of year with part-time residents and seasonal visitors spending time in the state. Eventually, 99 cars were involved in the disastrous chain reaction collisions. To see the opposite drection of travel, click View Other Direction. Enter origin and destination and your fastest route will display on the map.