DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — All lanes of Interstate 26 are back open after accident forced lane closures for most of the day.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a truck overturned causing I-26 EB at the 194-mile marker and WB at the 199-mile marker to close.
According to HP spokesman Lance Cpl. Matt Southern, at 9:10 a.m. a tractor-trailer overturned into the median around the 194-mile marker on I-26. We’re told the tractor-trailer was carrying hazmat material.
“Anytime we have a situation like this, we want to be safe, we want everybody else to be safe, so that’s why the interstate is shut down,” Southern added.
The material is described as a “reducer” for automotive paint. It’s used in paints and furniture polish
The truck is owned by the “Special Materials” company from New York. The material was picked up at at the port and was heading to Pageland, SC.
The wreck caused traffic to back up nearly 10 miles both toward Columbia and Charleston as all traffic had to leave I-26.
Detours were in place both at the 194-mile marker and the 199-mile marker.