Traffic sluggish on several area roads today
Rush hour traffic heading toward Mount Pleasant was backed up this afternoon as police had to close several lanes to assist a disabled motorist. The situation was quickly resolved and traffic was back to normal.
Earlier, a wreck involving several vehicles in the westbound lanes of Interstate 26 near Midland Park Road caused traffic to back up for several miles. According to police radio traffic, one of the vehicles was on fire, but the fire had been extinguished by the time officers arrived.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol’s website, the wreck at mile marker 210 westbound was dispatched at 3:22 p.m.
Authorities had closed all westbound lanes and were reportedly detouring traffic off the interstate onto Rivers Avenue at Aviation Avenue, but traffic on Rivers Avenue was backing up also, according to reports on social media.
About 4:30 p.m., it appeared traffic was moving slowly in three lanes at mile marker 210. By 5 p.m., all westbound lanes were open and traffic had returned to normal.