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Fatal crash causes delays on Florida’s Turnpike in southern Palm Beach County

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(BOCA RATON, FL) – Driving conditions in South Florida Wednesday morning as foggy weather took over.

A fatal multi-vehicle crash is causing major delays on Florida’s Turnpike in southern Palm Beach County after officials say a wreck took place just before 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes at mile marker 78, north of Glades Road in west Boca Raton.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that all northbound lanes are closed, and drivers are getting around the crash by using the left shoulder of the Turnpike. There are also delays in the southbound lanes.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, backups extend for at least four miles to the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County.

“Conditions are slowly starting to clear up, but some lingering patches of dense fog could still lead to dangerous driving conditions over the next few hours,” the National Weather Service said on Twitter. “Remember to use extra caution while driving!”