Lanes reopen after semi destroyed by fire on Florida's Turnpike in St. Lucie County

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A semi caught fire Tuesday morning on Florida's Turnpike southbound, creating big traffic troubles in St. Lucie County.

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The crash occurred at about 6:20 a.m. near mile marker 150 just after Midway Road.

At 7:30 a.m.,  all southbound lanes were closed between Okeechobee Road and Port St Lucie Boulevard.  All lanes were back open by 12:45 p.m.


Chopper 5 flew over the scene, which showed the entire cab was destroyed and lumber strewn across the road.

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