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Plywood sprayed across parts of I-75 after traffic incident in Pasco County

The incident happened around 7 a.m. and caused traffic delays.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A stretch of Interstate 75 in Pasco County came to a crawl Thursday morning after plywood spilled onto the highway, according to Florida Highway Patrol. 

The incident happened around 7 a.m. after the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying plywood had to slam on his brakes when a white Ford Pickup quickly slowed down for unknown reasons in the southbound lanes of  I-75 near St. Joe Road. 

FHP says to avoid a collision, the tractor-trailer quickly braked and swerved left causing the trailer to rotate and the plywood to fly off. 

The materials hit the guardrail and went into the northbound of I-75, hitting the left front side of an Infiniti SUV.  Authorities say the pickup truck kept going. 

No injuries were reported, but several roadways were blocked for a couple of hours as roads were being cleared. Traffic has resumed as normal. 

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