Truck fire shuts down US 17 South near McClellanville

Both lanes of U.S. Highway 17 south near McClellanville are shut down after a truck caught on fire.

A tractor trailer carrying a load of recycled newspaper caught on fire around 1 p.m. near South Santee Road, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

As of 2 p.m., both southbound lanes remained closed as the Awendaw Fire Department worked the scene.

Reach Dave Munday at 843-937-5553.