POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - An incident involving a truck fire along the Florida Turnpike and another involving an overturned sewage truck on Interstate 95 have caused big delays and roadway closures.
The truck fire temporarily closed the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike just south of Atlantic Boulevard. The lanes reopened around 4:30 p.m..
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol units responded to the scene just before 2 p.m., Thursday.
The dump truck was heading southbound when it caught fire and leaked fuel onto the road.
However, while crews worked to clear the road of the fuel and the truck, traffic was blocked as far north as Coconut Creek.
The second incident involved an overturned sewage truck, around 1 p.m., in the northbound lanes along Interstate 95, near Sterling Road.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck fell on its side after a multi-vehicle crash. Officials said some of the cars were hit by debris in the southbound lanes.
Both directions were closed to motorists temporarily. The two vehicles involved have since been removed, but southbound traffic is still slow due to the debris left behind.
It is best to avoid Atlantic Boulevard and Sterling Road.
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