FIRST ALERT: I-26 crash near Ashley Phosphate causes backup, delays

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 6:51 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 8:12 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Crews have cleared the scene of a crash on the eastbound side of I-26 that caused a backup of up to 10 miles Tuesday morning.

The crash, reported at 6:36 a.m. on I-26 eastbound near Ashley Phosphate Road, involved injuries, the Highway Patrol says. There was no official word on the extent of the injuries or how many vehicles were involved.

As of 7:30 a.m., the traffic backup behind the crash extended all the way to the Summerville exit at mile marker 199, 10 miles from the crash.

The drive time from Summerville to downtown Charleston extended past an hour. As of 8:10 a.m., it had dropped to 55 minutes.

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