Once the fire was out, cleanup efforts continued to affect traffic in the area, Bourbeau said. Drivers were asked to avoid the Rivers Avenue eastbound on-ramp to I-526 early Friday afternoon until the vehicle could be removed from the scene.
Earlier, SCDOT cameras showed smoke billowing into the air from the trailer. Shaun Rippy, who shot video of the scene reported smelling smoke from the fire a mile away.
North Charleston Police also responded and North Charleston Fire officials said the SCDOT is also on the scene to oversee vehicle removal efforts.
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