JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – I-295 at Normandy Boulevard is clear after a crash with injuries on the northbound side gridlocked the interstate for hours Tuesday morning,
The Sheriff’s Office closed all lanes, then reopened one, and one more around 6 a.m., before fully clearing the scene after 8:30 a.m. The crash happened just before 5 a.m.
News4Jax Traffic Reporter Lena Pringle advised the following alternate routes during the thick of the traffic:
If you were traveling on I-295 northbound, the exit to Wilson Boulevard, and then use of Lane Avenue were advised to get North.
Memorial Park Road was closed at I-295 as well. Drivers were diverted to take Commonwealth Avenue to get to I-10 and then exit to I-295 to continue North.
WEST BELTWAY | Things are still moving very slowwww on 295 NB just before I-10 There's a crash that's blocked 2 of the right lanes in this area. Avoid traveling through here if you can - the delays are about 3 miles long down to Wilson Blvd. #PringlePatrol @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/NgnmztoWs1— Lena Pringle (@WJXTLenaPringle) December 15, 2020
FHP reported another crash in the area on I-295 at Herlong Road at 6 a.m. The right shoulder was blocked, but the crash cleared quickly.