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TURNPIKE CLOSED: Southbound Turnpike A Standstill Near Glades Road

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Crash Near Broward County Line Causing Major Delays On Florida Turnpike.

Florida Turnpike near Glades Road. This is a southbound view courtesy FDOT. (11:28 a.m.)

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

Traffic is still not moving, or moving extremely slowly, near Glades Road on the Southbound Florida Turnpike. All traffic is being routed off of the turnpike at Glades. This image is from 1:26 p.m.

UPDATE: 4:23 p.m: All lanes are now open.

UPDATE: 2:18 p.m.: From FHP: “All southbound lanes on the Florida’s Turnpike at the 74 MM continue closed due to the earlier fatal crash. Three vehicles were involved, the confirmed fatal is a black male, 17 years of age out of Orlando.”

UPDATE: 1:27 p.m.: The turnpike is still closed south bound. The fatal crash is near the Broward County line. Here is an image from the actual crash scene — you’ll see police and rescue to the side of the road.

The crash scene. At least one person is dead. Fire rescue, police off to the side of the road. Southbound traffic is on the right side. This image from near the Broward County line at mile marker 72.5.

UPDATE: 12:29 p.m.: Confirmed one fatality. Traffic being routed OFF at Glades Road for local detours.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (11:36 a.m.) — The Florida Turnpike is closed southbound near the Broward County line, and traffic is backed up to at least Glades Road.

Florida Highway Patrol is on the scene of a crash.

Traffic cameras show a significant situation getting worse. Traffic is at a complete standstill heading southbound.

We are awaiting an update from FHP. It’s not immediately clear how many vehicles are involved, the nature of the crash, whether anyone was injured or killed.

For now, exit the Turnpike before Glades Road, use Jog or Military to head south until you pass the scene, then get back on the turnpike. I-95 does appear to be moving at or near speed.


Paul Saperstein


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