MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol said a fuel tanker caught fire Monday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Florida's Turnpike in Martin County, causing heavy traffic delays.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. at the 127-mile marker on the right shoulder of the road.
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Turnpike southbound at the 125 mile marker has reopened to traffic.— MartinCountySheriff (@MartinFLSheriff) October 4, 2021
Traffic was diverted at the SW Martin Highway exit for about an hour.
Northbound traffic was also closed, but those lanes reopened at 1:55 p.m., FHP spokesman Lt. Yanko Reyes said.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 2:45 p.m. that the southbound Turnpike was reopened.
No injuries were reported.