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An overturned tractor-trailer shut down Interstate 526 east at the Daniel Island exit on Friday afternoon. Mount Pleasant Police Department/Provided

The Wando River bridge reopened Friday afternoon after authorities closed the eastbound lanes due to a tractor-trailer container that overturned in strong winds. 

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 526 at the Daniel Island exit reopened around 1 p.m. after being closed for more than an hour. 

Mount Pleasant police said traffic in the area is still "extremely heavy."

The Charleston area is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Gusts up to 40 mph are possible, with the highest speeds expected in the afternoon. The National Weather Service encouraged high profile vehicles to take extra caution while driving over bridges and overpasses. 

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An overturned tractor-trailer shut down Interstate 526 east at the Daniel Island exit on Friday afternoon. Mount Pleasant Police Department/Provided

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and MLive.com in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.