Eastbound lanes of I-26 reopen hours after crash involving overturned dump truck

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:55 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 9:51 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The eastbound lanes shut down since early Thursday morning reopened shortly before 10 a.m. after a crash near the merge with I-526.

The crash was reported near mile marker 212 at 6:34 a.m. and initially closed all eastbound lanes. The dump truck dumped sand on the interstate, forcing crews to clean the sand off the roadway before the lanes could be reopened.

The shutdown caused a backup at least six miles long, Live 5 Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. The commute from Summerville to downtown Charleston was approximately 98 minutes as of shortly before 9 a.m., down from 104 minutes just before 8 a.m.

The Department of Public Safety said the crash involves injuries.

North Charleston Police were assisting the Highway Patrol at the site.

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