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A 15-car pileup made the Palmetto Expressway commute more painful than usual

A 15-car pileup on the Palmetto Expressway has cleared hours after it sent rush-hour traffic into a crawl.

The series of crashes happened in the southbound lanes along Northwest 122nd Street early Thursday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The bottleneck began shortly after 6 a.m., closing down two left lanes and one express lane, according to Total Traffic Miami.

An aerial view of the scene showed traffic backed up for miles before the big curve.

The road was cleared about two hours later and traffic went back to its normal slowness.

There were no injuries, according to Hialeah Fire Rescue.

The crash is under investigation.

Editor’s Note: This article and headline were updated to state that 15 cars were involved in the pileup. Officials originally believed the number was 14.

Real Time/Breaking News Reporter. There’s never a dull moment in Florida — and I cover it. Graduated with honors from Florida International University. Find me on Twitter @TweetMichelleM
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