DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A flatbed tractor-trailer carrying junk cars rolled over in Davie, Monday afternoon, blocking the ramp that connects the southbound Turnpike to eastbound and westbound Interstate 595 for about four hours.
The truck rolled over onto its side and blocked the ramp that connects the southbound Turnpike to eastbound and westbound I-595, at around 3 p.m.
By 4 p.m., there was nearly a mile and a half of bumper-to-bumper traffic at the exit to Griffin Road, since the Griffin Road exit is the only alternative route for drivers who normally would’ve taken this ramp.
Authorities urged drivers to either go to the east and use U.S. 441 or I-95, or to the west and use University Drive.
Three tow trucks had turned the trailer upright by 5 p.m., but the cars were still spilled out on the road.
A front-end loader arrived on scene before 5:30 p.m. to place the junk cars on the original trailer that had turned over. By 6 p.m., about 10 cars still had to be loaded on the trailer.
The southbound lanes were reopened about one hour later.
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