Crash, disabled vehicle on Wando Bridge cause hours of delays on both sides
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Drivers whose commute involves the Wando Bridge faced major delays Friday morning.
Charleston Police responded to a crash in the eastbound lanes of I-526 at the Wando Bridge that closed two eastbound lanes, resulting in a backup of at least six miles. As of shortly before 11 a.m., the center lane reopened leaving only the right lane closed.
But at the height of the delay, the drive time from West Ashley to Mount Pleasant increased to 98 minutes as of just before 9:30 a.m.
By 11:30 a.m., Mount Pleasant Police were reporting backups there as well.
That right lane has since reopened to traffic.
At the same time, authorities were dealing with delays on the westbound side caused by a disabled tractor-trailer in the center lane.
Authorities were forcing drivers to go around the vehicle on either the right or left side. There was no word on how soon that vehicle could be moved out of the roadway.
As of 11 a.m., another tractor-trailer was on the scene apparently preparing to tow the disabled one off the roadway. That lane has since been cleared as well.
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