Morning truck fire shuts down Florida's Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 11:08:03-04

A massive truck fire shut down a busy Miami-Dade County roadway Tuesday morning as crews worked to put out the flames.

Crews responded to the scene on the Florida’s Turnpike southbound after SW 120th Street shortly before 9:30 AM. An overturned tanker truck was on its side, with flames pouring out of it.
The truck has labels on it that indicated it may have contained gasoline or other hazardous material, forcing crews to use foam to put out the flames instead of normal water. While doing so, both directions of the Turnpike were shut down while crews eventually extinguished the fire.

Eventually, the fire was put out and the northbound lanes were reopened around 10:15 AM.

The southbound lanes remain closed as motorists are being forced to exit the Turnpike at SW 120th Street.

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami