Traffic started building on Interstate 95 early this morning after a fatal shooting near Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
People stuck in the gridlock took to social media to release their frustrations and warn others to seek other alternatives.
Always believe in something. Because your teacher could be stuck on i95 southbound, so stuck in fact that he has cancelled the exam scheduled to take place in the next half hour, (the one you neglected to study for) and postponed it to the following week.— kiersten alvarado (@sessyavocado) February 7, 2018
saw I-95 trending and was like oh lord here we go but it's in florida so nvm no surprise there— monica (@hallerandoates) February 7, 2018
It’s too early for people to be shooting on I-95 😫— snIper (@6Figuresby26) February 7, 2018
The choas continued after at 9:30 a.m. when a multi-car crash and another shooting occurred on I-95 in Lantana.
So my day is delayed because people feel like it's okay to shoot on I-95.... 😐😒 #WelcomeToPalmBeach— DJ MP (@DJMP1914) February 7, 2018
One person on social media described the scene where he said an SUV traveling over 100 mph was going the wrong way and it collided with another car.
saw an SUV traveling over 100 mph the wrong direction, driving south in northbound emergency lane before colliding head-on. debris flew over the median in front of my car driving southbound.— Kip Wright (@kipwright123) February 7, 2018
In that incident, a person was shot by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy.
Two people died in the Lantana crash on Interstate 95, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said.
Now, all Interstate 95 northbound lanes from Lantana Road to Sixth Avenue South will be closed indefinitely.
Traffic buildup on I-95 Southbound starts at the 10th Avenue exit. Take previous exits or avoid the interstate altogether. #traffic #lantana #crash #I95 #BreakingNews @MyFDOT @LakeWorthPBC pic.twitter.com/3SFRAD9zSw— Jamil Donith (@jdonith) February 7, 2018
Dude! Palm Beach County on I95!!!! 2 shootings on 95 within hours of one another today! They aren’t even related incidents! What the heck FL?!— MeAg🦋 (@OhMyMeagz) February 7, 2018
Lanes are closed and traffic continues. It’s taking people double the time to get to places they need to be.
Yo @RLElam I saw you retweet that Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office tweet. Lantana is two exits up from where I live. It took me and hour and 20 minutes to get to work because 95 was closed. And it’s 17 miles to my office from my house.— Shaun T (@KentuckyShaunT) February 7, 2018
Rachel Cohen told the Palm Beach Post that “it took me approximately one hour to travel from the Belvedere exit to the 10th Ave N exit.”
As one social media user put it, today “seems like a good day to NOT drive.”
Jesus there was a driver found shot on 95 in Boca this morning, which closed linton to yamato southbound, and now there was just a deputy involved shooting on 95 in Lantana, which closed down gateway to 6th ave s northbound for the day. Seems like a good day to NOT drive— soph (@softlylulls) February 7, 2018
i95 is cursed. I'm not driving on there until someone burns some sage from Lake Worth down into Boca.— Maggie (@amazingboo15) February 7, 2018
Just when people thought they were going to catch a traffic break, there was a rollover crash near the Woolbright Road exit in Boynton Beach.
Not a good day to drive I-95... 2 shootings block south and northbound + rollover crash #dammpalmbeachcounty 😳😳😳— Melany Santana (@Melanyg29) February 7, 2018
I am soooooo glad I am working from home today, and don't have to worry about going anywhere near I-95!— ManicNole (@ManicNole) February 7, 2018
Omg!!! I think it's time to avoid I95— Jonathan (@FF_J_EMMONS) February 7, 2018