MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A crash on Interstate 75 at State Road 70 (Exit 217) in Bradenton has blocked all northbound lanes.

Traffic is backed up in both directions from SR-64 in Ellenton to University Parkway in Sarasota.

The crash was reported at 11:40 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Take an alternate route and avoid this area.