News: I-75 shut down in Alachua County following crash, chemical spill


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – A multi-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 75 in Alachua County in both directions for most of the day on Tuesday, reports the Gainesville Sun.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-75 after a vehicle hydroplaned near Northwest 39th Avenue just before 6 a.m.  That caused a collision involving six other vehicles, including two tractor-trailers and two pickup trucks.

One of the semis overturned, causing a chemical spill of thousands of gallons on the interstate at mile marker 391.

WCJB reports two people were hospitalized with minor injuries while others were treated at the scene.

Southbound traffic on the interstate was diverted onto US Highway 441 High Springs while traffic north was diverted onto Northwest 39th Avenue/State Road 222.

Cleanup crews responded to the scene to deal with the spill, along with multiple law enforcement agencies that included the Florida Highway Patrol, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and area fire rescue squads.

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