Miami Postal Truck Explodes on Julia Tuttle Causeway, Causes Massive Traffic Jam
Photos by Terrence McCoy

Miami Postal Truck Explodes on Julia Tuttle Causeway, Causes Massive Traffic Jam

A Miami postal truck exploded on the eastbound Julia Tuttle Causeway this morning, causing a massive traffic jam that stretched back to the city.

Responding officers declined to specify the cause of the explosion. "Was it a bomb?" one asked. "No, it was a fire."

If that's all, it sure was an awfully strong one.

Miami Postal Truck Explodes on Julia Tuttle Causeway, Causes Massive Traffic Jam
Miami Postal Truck Explodes on Julia Tuttle Causeway, Causes Massive Traffic Jam
Miami Postal Truck Explodes on Julia Tuttle Causeway, Causes Massive Traffic Jam

"There's a lot of paper in a postal truck," Miami Beach Police spokesperson Bobby Hernandez tells New Times. "so that's what causes it to so engulfed in flames."

We'll update when more details become available.

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