Hwy 52 shut down after accident; expected to reopen soon

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - WHITESVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Highway 52 is shut down because of an accident at Cypress Gardens Road. Traffic is being rerouted to Highway 17-A and old Highway 52, according to Whitesville's Fire Chief.

The Moncks Corner Fire Department is also on the way to help with traffic. The highway is expected to reopen before 2:00 p. m. Thursday.

Two 18-wheelers were involved and aluminum pellets and an oily substance was spilled on the road, a source told Live 5 News.

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