crash glades road oct 20 2020 The crash scene on the Florida Turnpike, Southbound at Glades Road. Photo courtesy Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

BREAKING: Florida Turnpike Closed At Glades Road

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The crash scene on the Florida Turnpike, Southbound at Glades Road. Photo courtesy Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

UPDATE 3:31 p.m: The Turnpike is now opened, but I-95 is closed Southbound at Congress.

UPDATED: 1:34p.m. with scene photos, traffic camera photos showing significant backups.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (12:33 p.m. October 20, 2020) — A major crash has closed Florida’s Turnpike southbound at Glades Road.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reports a tractor trailer and “multiple cars” are involved. Officials are encouraging all motorists to seek alternate routes.

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Major traffic problems now on Florida’s Turnpike. This is the Atlantic Avenue off-ramp heading southbound. Traffic is being diverted off of the turnpike due to a major crash. (Courtesy FL511.com).

While northbound remains open, expect significant gaper delays over the next few hours. It continues to be overcast and rainy in west Boca Raton.

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Photo from the scene of the multi-car, semi-truck crash on Florida’s Turnpike at Glades Road on October 20, 2020. Courtesy Palm Beach County Fire Recsue.

FL511 — the Florida Department of Transportation — has posted this to its advisory list:

Police activity in Palm Beach County on Floridas Turnpike South, at Exit 81: Atlantic Avenue/SR-806, and traffic backed up to before Mile Marker 82. On-ramp closed, All lanes blocked. Last updated at 12:24 PM.

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