Florida’s Turnpike reopened on northbound side after car crash

Florida’s Turnpike has reopened on the northbound side after a car crashed early Wednesday morning, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

A crash on the roadway forced crews to close all lanes in that direction near exit 39 before 6 a.m., near where the Turnpike meets I-75, the agency tweeted. A few hours later, lanes reopened, though the left shoulder remained blocked.

Traffic was backed up to Okeechobee Road during the morning commute.