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Stuck semi backs up I-275 in downtown Tampa

An axle broke on a Hillsborough County tractor-trailer and the vehicle crashed today, partially closing Interstate 275 for hours.

Just after noon, Roumaldo Puga, 60, of Apollo Beach was northbound in a 2009 Mack tractor-trailer when an axle failed and lost power, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Puga lost control of the trash truck, which went off the road and struck a crash cushion on the outside shoulder, FHP said.

The incident closed the outside lane of northbound I-275 for two hours.

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