All eastbound lane of I-26 back open following 18-wheeler incident

Credit: SC HP

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – One eastbound lane of I-26 in Dorchester County that was temporarily closed as crews work to clear an overturned trailer has been reopened.

The incident started shortly after 8 a.m on Friday, September 1 with a reported vehicle fire. All lanes of the interstate were closed.

We’re told a local fire department extinguished the blaze but the ground ended up saturated with water, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern. That, in turn, caused the trailer to overturn.

The right lane was blocked while crews work to remove the vehicle.

Both lanes were blocked at one point.

Highway Patrol now says all lanes are back open.


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