DBFR and @PBCFR are working to put out a tanker truck that caught fire on I-95. Drivers should avoid the highway in Delray Beach. The incident is just south of the Atlantic Avenue interchange in the northbound lanes. pic.twitter.com/kCXaUh6NxV— Delray Beach Fire Rescue (@DelrayBeachFire) October 25, 2022
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Three people are in critical condition after multiple vehicles caught on fire near the Atlantic Ave exit of Interstate 95 when a fuel tanker truck exploded Tuesday afternoon, closing down all lanes in both directions.
Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Palm Beach County fire rescue teams were all working to put out the fire, Delray Beach Fire Rescue said in a tweet. In a video the officials posted of the scene, plumes of black smoke billowed into the air.
“Drivers should avoid the highway in Delray Beach,” the tweet read.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:23 p.m. As of 2:00 p.m., Google maps reported an hour and a half long slowdown on I-95.
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