Crash closes southbound lanes of Turnpike between Glades Road, Sawgrass Expressway

Southbound traffic diverted onto Glades Road


BOCA RATON, Fla. – All southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike were closed Tuesday morning between Glades Road and the Sawgrass Expressway because of a crash.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a maintenance truck was traveling north shortly before 4:30 a.m. when it blew a tire, crashed into the concrete barrier wall and crashed into another vehicle traveling in the southbound lanes.

Two other southbound vehicles were struck by debris.

A 55-gallon drum of oil spilled onto the highway.

Southbound traffic was diverted onto Glades Road in Boca Raton.

All lanes of traffic were reopened by 8 a.m.

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