Vehicle fire on I-26 blocks lane, causes 3-mile backup

Vehicle fire on I-26 blocks lane, causes 3-mile backup
The incident was reported at 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 219 in the area of Rutledge Avenue. (Source: SCDOT)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Wednesday morning commute was being slowed by a vehicle fire in the eastbound lanes of I-26.

The incident was reported at 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 219 in the area of Rutledge Avenue. The left eastbound lane is blocked, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Drivers are reporting stop-and-go traffic for up to three miles to Cosgrove Avenue.

Expect delays in the area and find an alternate route if you can.

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