Miami-Dade County

Cement spill causes major closures on I-395, I-95, SR 836

Cement spread out on I-395 westbound at the I-95 exchange closing lanes down to one Friday Dec. 26, 2014.
Cement spread out on I-395 westbound at the I-95 exchange closing lanes down to one Friday Dec. 26, 2014. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Florida Highway Patrol has reopened some lanes on westbound I-395, SR 836 and southbound I-95 after a full closure caused by a cement truck spill Friday morning.

The spill occured about 8 a.m at the intersection of I-395 and I-95. There were no injuries but traffic was diverted so workers could clean up the spill. By 11 a.m. clean-up work had been limited to one lane on westbound I-395 leading into SR 836 and I-95.

“We’re trying to open the road as quickly as possible,” said Trooper Joe Sanchez.

The closures caused a major bottleneck as traffic was diverted to northbound I-95. Clean-up crews could be seen hosing down the roadways as Florida Highway Patrol hurried to fully reopen the highway.

Traffic is improving, but drivers should expect delays until all lanes are reopened.

Miami Herald reporter Christina Veiga contributed to this report.

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