Work on utility pole backing up traffic in West Ashley into the afternoon

Work on utility pole backing up traffic in West Ashley into the afternoon
Police blocked off Highway 61 near the I-526 overpass, causing traffic delays. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police are blocking a portion of Highway 61 as crews work on a utility pole, prompting major traffic issues in the area for much of the day.

Police are blocking both directions of the roadway near the intersection of Ashley Hall Plantation Road.

The resulting backup is slowing traffic on Highway 61, Magwood Road and Frontage Road that leads to Glenn McConnell Parkway.

Motorists should expect delays in the area.

It's not yet clear when the roadway is expected to reopen.

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