Traffic: Major delays on I-95; routine congestion I-4

Eastbound I-4 congestion is reported from Orange Blossom Trail to Colonial Drive.

Authorities also report congestion on westbound I-4 from Lake Mary Boulevard to SR 423.

Delays on SR 408 are reported westbound, from Mills Avenue to I-4.

Elsewhere in Central Florida, several crashes with roadblock are causing delays:

Orange Blossom Trail at Princeton Street.

Orange Blossom Trail at Clarcona Ocoee Road.

Pipes O The Glen Way at North Pine Hills Road.

Traffic: Delays causing headaches across Central Florida

Sorry, weekend drivers. Orange County motorists will find several delays on the region’s roads.

There is a crash on Interstate 4 east in Seminole County blocking the left shoulder near State Road 436. The crash is causing traffic delays back to State Road 423.

I-4 westbound is not much better off.

A crash near John Young Parkway is causing back ups to Michigan Street and a crash near Ivanhoe Boulevard is causing delays back to Princeton Street.

Traffic is heavy today in downtown Orlando because of the NCAA tournament at the Amway Center and Spring Break. Expect delays and detours near the Amway Center. Look for and follow detour signs.

Police activity in the area of Conroy Windermere Road and South Apopka Vineland Road is also causing road closures.

There is also congestion on many of the major roadways as well.

I-4 east is slow near SR-482, SR-436, World Drive and Orange Blossom Trail.

The Beachline Expressway is slow near I-4, Florida’s Turnpike and International Drive

Check back for updates.

Truck carrying mulch overturns on I-4 in Seminole County


LONGWOOD, Fla. –

Charges are pending against a 70-year-old man who, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, swerved in front of a flatbed truck, causing the semi to overturn on Interstate 4 in Seminole County and spill mulch onto the roadway.

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Charles Craig, of Longwood, faces charges in the crash, which happened around 10 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-4, just north of State Road 434 near Longwood.

According to the FHP, the semi, driven by 44-year-old Robert Saez, of Punta Gordon, was traveling in the right lane when Craig swerved in front of the truck to exit and was clipped.

The flatbed truck overturned, sending bags of mulch across the interstate and causing a major traffic jam.

Nether driver was injured, the FHP said.

Other motorists initially got by on the shoulder, but traffic was backed up in the area, prompting troopers to divert traffic off I-4 at Lake Mary Boulevard.

A crane was brought in to upright the truck and tow it off the interstate.

Trooper Kim Montes told Local 6 that another accident on the westbound side of I-4 in Maitland also caused major backups.

Watch Local 6 News and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this story.

Mulch spills on I-4; Driver, 70, faces charges


LONGWOOD, Fla. –

Charges are pending against a 70-year-old man who, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, swerved in front of a flatbed truck, causing the semi to overturn on Interstate 4 in Seminole County and spill mulch onto the roadway.

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Charles Craig, of Longwood, faces charges in the crash, which happened around 10 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-4, just north of State Road 434 near Longwood.

According to the FHP, the semi, driven by 44-year-old Robert Saez, of Punta Gordon, was traveling in the right lane when Craig swerved in front of the truck to exit and was clipped.

The flatbed truck overturned, sending bags of mulch across the interstate and causing a major traffic jam.

Nether driver was injured, the FHP said.

Other motorists initially got by on the shoulder, but traffic was backed up in the area, prompting troopers to divert traffic off I-4 at Lake Mary Boulevard.

A crane was brought in to upright the truck and tow it off the interstate.

Trooper Kim Montes told Local 6 that another accident on the westbound side of I-4 in Maitland also caused major backups.

Watch Local 6 News and stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this story.

Another mess on I-4: Truck crash at Sand Lake Rd. causing heavy delays

A dump truck crash on I-4 is causing heavy delays eastbound as traffic is backed up from Orlando into Osceola County.

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The crash is near Sand Lake Road, at Exit 74. Eastbound traffic is backed up about 10 miles, to US-192 in Kissimmee, near Walt Disney World.

Two eastbound lanes are blocked, but traffic is slowly getting by the crash. Westbound traffic on I-4 is also slow at Sand Lake Road, near the crash.

The dump truck crash is the second major accident on I-4 Thursday.

Earlier in the day, a semi overturned on the westbound side of the interstate in Seminole County, shutting down all westbound lanes for hours.

This is a developing story. Check back and refresh this article for the latest updates.

Accident blocks 2 lanes on NB Turnpike near I-4

An accident on Florida’s Turnpike northbound near Interstate 4 is blocking two lanes of the roadway. Drivers are getting by in just one lane.

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Black bear killed in crash on westbound I-4

A black bear was killed Friday morning after it walked out onto Interstate 4 westbound in Altamonte Springs, troopers say.

A pickup truck driven by 53-year-old Jeffrey Cross of Deltona struck the bear as it walked east in the outside westbound lane near State Road 436.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Cross slammed on the brakes to try to avoid the crash but still struck the bear about 5:40 a.m.

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Cross was no injured but the bear was killed on impact.

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Man falls to death on I-95 overpass after crash

Slick roads and several fatal crashes caused major backups for commuters in Central Florida on Thursday.

Serious delays occurred on Interstate 95 near Daytona Beach when a man involved in a hit-and-run fell to his death from an overpass.

Troopers said a 46-year-old Port Orange man was southbound on I-95 when, for an unknown reason, he drove into the back of a pickup truck about 6:50 a.m.

Both drivers stopped along the side of I-95, but then the Port Orange man ran away and onto the Dunn Avenue overpass.

When a trooper arrived, he spotted the man on the overpass and approached him, a Florida Highway Patrol report said. That’s when the man ran toward the edge of the overpass.

The trooper tried to stop him and grabbed his jacket, the FHP report said. But the man came free of his jacket and continued toward the edge of the overpass.

The man fell and landed on the shoulder of I-95, the report said. Troopers do not know if he fell accidentally or jumped to get away from the trooper.

Earlier in the morning, troopers said, 23-year-old John Pearce Jr. lost control of his pickup truck on New York Avenue and Paradise Drive in Volusia County and was killed.

According to an FHP report, Pearce’s Dodge struck a culvert, became airborne, and then struck a tree.

Meanwhile, troopers in Lake County investigated a fatal crash involving a 72-year-old pedestrian on County Road 44 at about 7 a.m.

Troopers said Larry Dimett of Fruitland Park was trying to cross the road and stepped into the path of oncoming westbound traffic. He was struck by four vehicles. Two of those drivers stopped, but the two others continued driving.

The investigations are ongoing.

Erica Rodriguez contributed to this report. apavuk@tribune.com or 407-420-5735

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4:15 p.m. EST, January 20, 2014

All lanes of traffic on State Road 436 are currently closed in Altamonte Springs, as police investigate a shooting that claimed the life of a man in his 20s this afternoon.

All lanes are blocked in both directions at Montgomery Road, due to the police activity in the area. Commuters are advised to choose an alternate route around the area.

Traffic congestion has also been reported on Interstate 4 eastbound at State Road 414, South Street, Michigan Street and and State Road 435.

Leesburg man dies in I-4 accident

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 11:27 am

Leesburg man dies in I-4 accident

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A 46-year-old Leesburg man died Thursday afternoon when his car struck a concrete barrier along Interstate 4 in Seminole County.


The man’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was driving west in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu on I-4 in Seminole County, when he lost control at about 5:45 p.m. He sideswiped a concrete pole before hitting the barrier wall of the West Central Parkway.

An investigation is continuing, the FHP stated.

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Friday, December 27, 2013 11:27 am.