I-526 lanes reopen after North Charleston wreck

One lane of traffic reopened.
One lane of traffic reopened.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - All eastbound lanes of Interstate 526 have reopened in North Charleston on Monday, following an 18-wheeler wreck and a fuel spill which snarled traffic all over the Tri-County area for hours.

Authorities are also working another accident involving injuries which happened in the eastbound lanes around 12:06 p.m. in the area of I-526 and Attaway Street, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

That's just past the Rivers Avenue exit.

The wreck involving the 18-wheeler was just beyond the Virginia Avenue exit and involved at least three vehicles.

According to the North Charleston Police Department, a tractor trailer was traveling too fast for conditions when it rear ended a car in the area of I-526 between the Virginia exit and the Don Holt bridge.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said diesel fuel from the semi spilled onto the roadway.

DHEC, the fire department and EMS are on scene. The extent of injuries to those involved is unknown at this point.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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