FIRST ALERT: One lane of I-26 reopens hours after tractor trailer overturns

Updated: Apr. 1, 2021 at 7:58 AM EDT
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol said one westbound lane of I-26 has reopened more than three hours after a crash involving a tractor trailer.

The crash was reported at 3:44 a.m. at mile marker 151, two miles east of the Highway 33 exit. At 7:02 a.m., Trooper Tyler Tidwell reported the right lane remained blocked but the left lane had reopened.

As of just before 8 a.m., SCDOT cameras showed the right lane remained closed.

But troopers were still warning of a backup and encouraged drivers to find an alternative route.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said injuries were reported.

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