Hwy 61 in Colleton County still closed after 18-wheeler wrecks

cottageville, sc - COTTAGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) – A tractor-trailer carrying diesel fuel overturned on Highway 61 Thursday morning and is causing traffic issues in the area.

Traffic is being detoured at Highway 61 at Rehobeth Road and Highway 61 at Pierce Road.

Crews work to get the overturned gasoline truck off Augusta Highway. The road has been shut down for more than three hours. Officials say the road should be cleared in about three hours.

Officials with the Colleton County Fire and Rescue say it happened around 7:45 a.m. Officials said when they arrived on scene the truck was leaking some gas. The tanker was carrying about 9,100 gallons of gasoline.

The driver told officials that the accident happened when he swerved to avoid hitting some deer. He only had minor injuries.

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