GREENACRES – Southbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike reopened near Lake Worth Road on Thursday evening after closing hours earlier when a gas pipe ruptured, authorities said.
The incident also closed Lake Worth Road in both directions. The east-west road remained closed as of 5 p.m., clogging traffic on other roads in central Palm Beach County.
At 9:50 a.m., crews responded to a busted gas line running parallel to the turnpike by the Lake Worth Road exit, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Yanko Reyes said the ruptured