Three crashes shut down southbound Palmetto Expressway

Three separate crashes before the Northwest 103rd Street exit shut down the southbound Palmetto Expressway early Wednesday. There were no injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At one point, the drive time from the big curve down to the Dolphin Expressway reached an hour, 40 minutes. Two lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m. Disabled vehicles blocked two left lanes as of 9 a.m. All lanes cleared around 9:20 a.m.

The crashes, which involved an overturned car and more than nine other vehicles, happened on State Road 826 around 6:30 a.m.