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.