I-26 Reopens Following Multiple Accidents Sunday

COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - Accidents along I-26 between Lake Murray and Harbison Boulevards left traffic in the area at a standstill for nearly two hours Sunday morning.

Related: Troopers Ask Public for Help After Hit-and-Run, Related Accident Close I-26 Sunday

The original accident happened at 10:03 a.m. on I-26 East at Lake Murray Boulevard (Exit 102-A), according to S.C. Highway Patrol. All lanes were closed briefly, while the two left lanes remained closed from 10:14 a.m. to 11:41 a.m., according to the SCDOT.

Troopers later reported that a second accident occurred along I-26 West, after a driver stopped to render aid to passengers in the first incident.

A caller in to the News 19 newsroom says she has been sitting in traffic for more than hour. 

While all lanes were reopened at 11:41 a.m., a look at the SCDOT webcam at 12:15 p.m. showed traffic moving again, although slowly at less than 30 miles an hour.

As of around 1 p.m. traffic was moving normally, according to Lance Corporal Matt Southern with S.C. Highway Patrol. 

 

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