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Obstruction cleared on portion of I-526W

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Crews from the state's Department of Transportation were called to clear an obstruction in the roadway that closed the right lane of I-526W just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A dump truck lost a load of dirt in the right lane between the Westmoreland Bridge and the Glenn McConnell exit, according to the Highway Patrol.

The obstruction has since been removed and traffic is moving smoothly. 

At 12:15 p.m., SCDOT traffic cameras showed a significant backup in the westbound lanes that appeared to originate on the West Ashley side of the Westmoreland Bridge and also showed traffic beginning to slow near the Dorchester Road exit.

Watch live SCDOT traffic cameras and track delays at the Live 5 News Traffic Tracker page.

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