Fatal crash causes delays on Florida’s Turnpike in southern Palm Beach County
A fatal multi-vehicle crash caused major delays on Florida’s Turnpike in southern Palm Beach County on Wednesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the wreck happened just before 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes at mile marker 78, north of Glades Road in west Boca Raton.
All northbound lanes were closed for hours Wednesday morning, but eventually reopened by the afternoon.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, backups extended for at least four miles to the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County.
Images from a WFLX viewer showed at least three vehicles involved in the wreck, including a United Rentals truck.
Traffic cameras in the area showed the foggy conditions drivers experienced just before 8 a.m. on their morning commute.
"Conditions are slowly starting to clear up, but some lingering patches of dense fog could still lead to dangerous driving conditions over the next few hours," the National Weather Service said on Twitter. "Remember to use extra caution while driving!"
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