FIRST ALERT: Lanes reopen after crash on I-26 at I-526 merge

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:56 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 7:57 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two eastbound lanes of I-26 have reopened after an early-morning crash at the merge with I-526.

It was reported at 6:15 a.m. at the merge with I-526 eastbound. A viewer photo showed three vehicles, two pickup trucks and a sedan, in the far right lane of the interstate.

Troopers said the crash initially blocked two right lanes of I-26 but one of those lanes reopened just before 7 a.m. The second reopened shortly after 7:15 a.m.

Estimated drive times from Summerville to downtown Charleston increased to 74 minutes, more than four times the normal commute, as of 7:15 a.m.

Troopers have not yet said whether the crash involved injuries.