WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Palm Beach Post
) -- At 8:05 a.m., the southbound lanes of the turnpike are now open, but the northbound ones are closed and may remain so for hours as crews address the damage done when a cement truck, a U-Haul and another commercial truck crashed.
One person was injured in the crash and taken to a local hospital, but the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, said Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue spokesman Chief Keith Bryer.
Northbound traffic is being diverted off the highway at PGA Boulevard. The wreck is just north of that exit.
At 7:40 a.m. the southbound lanes of the turnpike are poised to reopen, but northbound lanes remain closed after crash involving cement truck, U-Haul and third truck.
At 7:20 a.m. Authorities have closed the southbound lanes of the turnpike, making all lanes of the turnpike closed as rescue crews deal with the collision of three commercial vehicles, including a cement truck and a U-Haul.
Drivers coming from both directions are being directed off the turnpike at PGA Boulevard.
Drivers should seek alternate routes including Interstate 95.
This morning a crash involving three commercial vehicles including what appears to be a cement truck and a U-Haul truck has closed all northbound lanes of the Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach Gardens just north of PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue reports. Drivers can exit at PGA Boulevard.
The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. Early accounts indicate that there were no serious injuries but the crash did ignite a fire that Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue crews have extinguished, said fire department spokesman Chief Keith Bryer.
Early accounts indicate the crash involved a cement truck, “a U-Haul type vehicle” and a third commercial vehicle, Bryer said.