SCE&G briefly closed all lanes of Interstate 26 traffic at Montague Avenue and Dorchester Road today to remove an overhead wire.

The closure had been scheduled to start at 11 a.m. but utility workers had to wait for police to shut down the lanes, according Kim Asbill, a spokeswoman for SCE&G.

The road was closed about 11:45 a.m. and it took only three minutes to remove the wire, Asbill said. The interstate was reopened to traffic at 11:50 a.m.