Eight vehicle crash causes major headaches during morning commute

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - An eight-vehicle crash in West Palm Beach caused a major traffic jam Thursday morning on Interstate 95.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes near the Okeechobee Boulevard exit and involved two semi-trucks, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP officials do not know the exact cause of the crash, but described it as a chain reaction. The crash also caused two other minor wrecks.

At 7:50 a.m., two lanes were allowing vehicles. By 8:45 a.m., all lanes were open to traffic.

Traffic was temporarily backed up for about a mile.

West Palm Beach Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene.

Dispatchers reported nine patients, but that number was not confirmed. No one was killed, FHP says.

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