All WB I-26 lanes open following closure near mile marker 209

All WB I-26 lanes open following closure near mile marker 209

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Emergency officials say all westbound I-26 lanes near the mile marker 209 area have re-opened after crews had shut them down earlier due to a debris spill on Friday.

South Carolina Highway Patrol officials said the closure started after a cement truck spilled its load on I-26 starting from the 209 mile marker.

SCHP officials say the spill covered an area about two miles long.

The SCHP website states the hazard was located between the Ashley Phosphate Road and University Boulevard exits in the Ladson area.

Motorists told Live 5 News rocks spilled into the roadway, and windshields were being hit as drivers passed through the spill earlier on Friday.

Viewers reported that the I-26 closure caused a traffic backup all the way to the I-526 interchange.

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