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HP works multiple accidents as Irma evacuees head back home

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that happened on Interstate 26 eastbound near mile marker 168. 

That accident is about 2 miles away from the Savannah-Florence exit to Intestate 95 -- a major thoroughfare as evacuees from the Lowcountry, Georgia, and Florida attempt to return home after Hurricane Irma.

RELATED: See photos of the damage done by Hurricane Irma.

Lanes were closed off while crews worked to clear that collision. A helicopter was even seen landing at the scene.

Officials say a tow truck also arrived to tow the overturned vehicle.

Investigators also had to deal with a fire on I-26 near mile marker 99 following an accident. No word on any injuries.

South Carolina Department of Transportation officials are urging patience due to higher traffic than normal.

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