JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Two incidents made for a difficult commute for Johns Island residents on Tuesday morning.
Traffic was blocked on all lanes of Maybank Highway after an 18-wheeler lost control and ended up in a ditch near Walter Road around 8 a.m., according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.
Major Jim Brady said the semi was pulling out from a business when the front of the cab sunk into soft dirt, causing the rig to become stuck in the roadway. A heavy-duty wrecker was required to clear the road.
Earlier, traffic was rerouted in the area of Bohicket and Berryhill roads while crews worked to repair a blown transformer.
The blown transformer caused a few residents of the island to lose power.
The scene on Maybank Highway was cleared around 9 a.m., but traffic continued to crawl at a snail's pace for the following hour.