Broward County

Car fire clogging afternoon turnpike traffic

A car fire on the southbound side of Florida‘s Turnpike south of Griffin Road blocked all lanes on the southbound side early Thursday afternoon. Rubberneckers have traffic backed up in both directions.

Northbound drivers might want to use either patience (if staying on the turnpike) or slide off at Hollywood Boulevard. Then, either go east to State Road 441 or west to University Boulevard.

Southbound drivers? Use any plan that doesn’t involve the turnpike.