A Presidential visit along with multiple crashes in Palm Beach County and much of South Florida along I-95 created widespread delays for motorists on Tuesday morning.
I-95 North to exit 63, 6th Avenue South, had the left lanes of traffic blocked and caused huge backups.
The crash was one of many which lined the crowded highway that stretches up and down the state of Florida and the U.S. East Coast.
An earlier crash on I-95 North, before exit 68, Southern Blvd., closed the two left lanes of traffic and caused heavy delays shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Delray Beach was dealing with three crashes along I-95 in the early morning hours of Tuesday also. The accidents included locations in the Southbound lanes before exit 51, Linton Blvd. and the Northbound entry ramp near West Atlantic Avenue.
Even earlier in the Tuesday morning commute, two Southbound lanes of I-95 were blocked due to a traffic accident before FL-834, Sample Road. That crash also created lengthy waits for motorists.
The arrival of President Trump caused the Town of Palm Beach to issue an emergency alert for travel:
Temporary Road Closure and Adjusted Traffic Patterns Around Mar-A-Lago
“Beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, November 21, the process of shutting roadways down will be initiated. The closure will be in effect until Sunday, November 26. During the closure period, all forms of travel, including pedestrian travel, are prohibited on S. Ocean Blvd from the intersection of S. County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions will also extend eastward to the ocean. If you are a resident living south of the South Ocean Blvd. and South County intersection you will be granted access with proper credentials.”
The Town’s website has a complete listing of re-routed traffic patterns, bridge opening schedules, and detours which will be in effect throughout the President’s visit.
All forms of traffic, including all vehicles and pedestrians are prohibited along South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach County.
Travel restrictions extend to the waterways including areas of the Atlantic ocean during the President’s stay.