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I-26 West moving again after temporary closure due to dump truck crash

At one point, traffic maps and cameras showed a backup of about five miles nearly to the Broad River Road exit.
Credit: SCDOT
A dump truck bed strikes a bridge over I-26 in Lexington County on Sept. 9, 2022.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — Roads are clearing but there is still some congestion after a crash on I-26 in Lexington County involving a dump truck.

According to Master Trooper David Jones, the crash happened in the Lexington County area near mile marker 91- the Columbia Avenue exit - when a dump truck hit a bridge with its bucket raised.

Initially, drivers heading west were delayed due to a single lane being closed as crews worked to clear the road and check the condition of the bridge. At one point, traffic had backed up as far as Broad River Road.

And while maps are showing the area mostly clear, there is still some Friday afternoon rush hour to contend with.

Authorities haven't said whether there were any injuries in the crash or how it happened.

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