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All lanes reopen hours after crash completely shut down stretch of Turnpike

Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes heading from Palm Beach to Broward County have been at a complete standstill for over an hour following a rollover crash with hazardous material Thursday morning.
Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes heading from Palm Beach to Broward County have been at a complete standstill for over an hour following a rollover crash with hazardous material Thursday morning. Screenshot of Total Traffic Miami Video

Florida Turnpike’s southbound lanes heading from Palm Beach to Broward County have reopened nearly three hours after a rollover crash brought traffic to a standstill Thursday morning.

A flatbed truck rolled over at the 78 Mile Post, spilling chlorine, said Lt. Yanko Reyes, spokesman for Florida Highway Patrol. A blue civic was also hit by debris from the rollover flatbed, he said. The left lane in the northbound side of the Turnpike was also blocked, according to Reyes.

At least four miles of motorists were stuck on the southbound lanes between Atlantic Avenue and Glades Road with more than eight miles of overall delay, according to Total Traffic Miami.

There are no reported injuries.

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