Vehicle fire snarls traffic on Florida's Turnpike near Boca Raton Tuesday evening

All lanes reopened
Posted at 8:46 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 05:04:32-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — All lanes of Florida's Turnpike were blocked for hours near Glades Road Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer caught fire.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, the tractor-trailer was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the scene.

"The operation required four fire engines, two tender trucks and a ladder truck to supply water," PBCFR said on a Facebook post.

Traffic northbound was diverted off the Sawgrass Expressway, and southbound traffic was moving slow while firefighters battled the blaze.

Some drivers called WPTV reporting they were on a standstill between Glades Road and Sawgrass Expressway.

The scene was cleaned up and lanes reopened for traffic after approximately 3 hours.

PBCFR said all occupants got out safely and no one was injured.