Traffic around Wando terminal flowing well after one-hour work break

Traffic off I-526 west onto Longpoint Road this morning.

Traffic around the Wando terminal continued to flow with no problems this morning as workers stopped unloading trucks for an hour.

The International Longshoremen’s Association asked workers around the world to pause between 8 and 9 a.m. to draw attention to dockworkers’ rights.

DOT cameras showed traffic flowing normally off I-526 onto Longpoint Road all morning. A police car was parked by the exit ramp to monitor the flow.

Ports Authority President and CEO Jim Newsome put out a statement Wednesday that the agency “is working with the Charleston maritime community, cargo owners and ocean carriers to minimize the potential impacts that the one-hour work stoppage ... will have on the economy.” He said the SPA has “contacted local law enforcement and expects cooperation and coordination among the trucking companies to guard against related traffic congestion on our roads.”

SPA spokeswoman Erin Dhand said truckers adjusted their schedules to prevent back-ups during the work stoppage.

“The slight backlog of trucks during that hour have been cleared and operations are running smoothly,” Dhand said Thursday morning.

David Wren contributed to this story. Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.