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I-26 in Newberry County reopens after tractor-trailer crash closed it for hours

Sheriff Lee Foster warned that side roads may still be congested.
Credit: SCDOT
I-26 crash in Newberry County

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. — Westbound lanes of I-26 in Newberry County have reopened but side roads are still congested from a shutdown that lasted hours on Saturday.

The crash involved an overturned tractor-trailer that was seen on state traffic cameras lying across both lanes of travel at mile marker 85. According to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster, the contents of the truck were also thrown from the truck.

Westbound drivers were being diverted onto exit 85  and the sheriff's office warned drivers that traveling through LIttle Mountain, Pomaria and Prosperity could also expect heavy westbound traffic.

And while the sheriff's office provided an update around 1:30 p.m. suggesting the interstate itself was cleared, the sheriff warned that side roads would still be "thick with traffic" due to the large volume of cars that were detoured due to the crash.

As such, drivers are still urged to use caution and be patient in the nearby towns.

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