Crews put up new traffic light in downtown Charleston after tractor-trailer took it down

VIDEO: Tractor-trailer hits traffic light in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 16-wheeler hit a traffic light in downtown Charleston early Thursday morning, causing minor backups at one intersection through rush hour.

Police officers were in the area of Calhoun and Courtney Streets directing traffic for more than three hours until the light could be replaced by SCE&G crews.

The lanes on Calhoun toward James Island from downtown were closed for a period of time until crews arrived on scene around 6 a.m. to fix the light.

The intersection has since reopened to traffic.

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