published: Monday, March 25, 2013
S.R. 70 closed after train hits semi
VENUS -- State Road 70 is closed in both directions after a train collided with a semi and then derailed.
According to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, there were no injuries when the train hit the semi around 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of S.R. 70 and Old State Road 8.
Detours are posted. Alternate routes for eastbound traffic are to take Placid Lakes Boulevard to Catfish Creek into Lake Placid or Placid View Drive to Lake Mirror Drive and then to U.S. 27. Westbound traffic should stop at U.S. 27 and turn south to S.R. 29 and continue westbound or take U.S. 27 north to Lake Mirror Drive and turn left on Lake Mirror, then left again on Placid View Drive to S.R. 70 to get around the accident.
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