Traffic moving again on Hwy 61 near Magnolia Plantation after crews clear tree

Traffic moving again on Hwy 61 near Magnolia Plantation after crews clear tree
Traffic affected by downed tree on Highway 61. (Source: Live 5 News)
Traffic affected by downed tree on Highway 61. (Source: Live 5 News)
Hail in the Lowcountry. (Source: Brantley Rogers)
Hail in the Lowcountry. (Source: Brantley Rogers)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Traffic on Highway 61 near Magnolia Plantation is moving again after crews cleared a tree that had fallen on the road Thursday afternoon.

Pictures from the scene showed a tree that had fallen on both lanes of traffic.

According to motorists, the weather didn't help the situation with hail falling earlier.

Police, fire, emergency and SCDOT crews responded to the scene.

Highway Patrol officials say they received a report of the downed tree around 5:09 p.m.

This follows after a severe thunderstorm warning was canceled for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

MOBILE USERS: Click here for photos of hail and storm damage.

Locations impacted included Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Archdale and Middleton Place.

Lowcountry residents reported hail ranging from pea-sized to quarter-sized, and heavy wind in North Charleston.

The National Weather Service reported around 4:52 a severe thunderstorm was located over Middleton Place moving southeast at 5 mph.

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