UPDATE: Crash cleared on Beachline Expressway

Lanes in both directions were shut down

By Gabriella Nuñez - Multimedia Producer

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - ***UPDATE 9:47 p.m. 8/13/19***

The Florida Department said the scene is clear after a jackknifed semitruck shut down all the lanes on the Beachline Expressway.

Orange County Fire Rescue said there w as a fuel leak from the vehicle which was the hazardous material that required cleanup.

***ORIGINAL***

A jackknifed semitruck shut down all lanes on the Beachline Expressway Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic was backed up in Orange County leading into Brevard just before 4 p.m. near mile marker 29.

Emergency crews were working the crash on state road 528. 

Traffic was flowing slowly in the eastbound lanes as of 4:50 p.m. The westbound lanes were still blocked, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Officials said drivers should expect traffic to be backed up until around exit 31, by state road 520.

The transportation agency said the crash involves hazardous materials. There's no word on any injuries or the condition of the driver.

This is a developing story, check back for updates or keep up with traffic updates with our live traffic map.

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