FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Multiple crashes wreck morning commute

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Multiple crashes wreck morning commute
Crash causes lane closures on I-526 at Exit 17. (Source: SCDOT)
Crash causes lane closures on I-526 at Exit 17. (Source: SCDOT)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Traffic in the Lowcountry was brought to a crawl after multiple accidents Wednesday morning.

Meteorologist Jordan Wilkerson reported the drive on I-26 from Summerville to downtown Charleston was 84 minutes at one point. Around 9 a.m., the drive halved to just over 40 minutes.

Crashes were reported on I-26 near the exit to University Boulevard and on I-526 eastbound at the merge.

The SCDOT said a crash closed a ramp to the Ravenel Bridge from I-26 before 7:45 a.m.

According to Charleston County dispatchers, officers were called to respond to a three-car crash at 8:50 a.m.

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