Quantcast

All lanes reopen on Ashley Phosphate after emergency railroad re - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

All lanes reopen on Ashley Phosphate after emergency railroad repair

City officials urged motorists to avoid the area if possible. (Source: GuiltySC/Twitter) City officials urged motorists to avoid the area if possible. (Source: GuiltySC/Twitter)
Traffic backed up on Ashley Phosphate taken from the intersection with Stall Road. (Source: Live 5) Traffic backed up on Ashley Phosphate taken from the intersection with Stall Road. (Source: Live 5)
Traffic is backing up at Ashley Phosphate as crews make emergency repairs to the track. (Source: GuiltySC/Twitter) Traffic is backing up at Ashley Phosphate as crews make emergency repairs to the track. (Source: GuiltySC/Twitter)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

All lanes have reopened on Ashley Phosphate after an emergency railroad repair snarled traffic and caused a backup that affected I-26.

Crews worked to repair a portion of the railroad near Southrail Road, the same intersection where a crossing arm malfunction Tuesday night caused major delays. The emergency repairs were not related to the crossing arm malfunction, North Charleston city spokesman Ryan Johnson said.

North Charleston officials urged motorists to avoid the area shortly before 4 p.m. after learning the repairs were underway.

Police had two eastbound lanes open but only one westbound lane open during much of the repair work.

Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly