Congestion remains after I-26 lanes reopen
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A traffic backlog of up to nine miles remained Wednesday morning after lanes that were blocked by a crash near the I-26/I-526 merge reopened.
The crash was reported at 5:55 a.m. at the merge with I-526 at mile marker 212. The crash does involve injuries, troopers say. Two right eastbound lanes of I-26 were closed for approximately two hours, leading to a backup for several miles.
The estimated drive time from Summerville to downtown Charleston was as high as 115 as of 7:25 a.m. Roughly an hour later, that had dropped to about 28 mintues but traffic remained sluggish behind the scene of the crash.
In addition to the main issue at the merge, two other incidents a mile before that have also slowed traffic, but not to the same degree.
A disabled vehicle closed the right exit ramp to Aviation Avenue from I-26 East. The Highway Patrol also reported a crash in that same area at 6:30 a.m.
Drivers should expect delays in the area.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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