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Second big-rig crash in 2 days slows interstate traffic

This was the scene before dawn on Oct. 27, 2020, after a n 18-wheeler hit a guardrail on...
This was the scene before dawn on Oct. 27, 2020, after a n 18-wheeler hit a guardrail on Interstate 20 in the Graniteville area.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 5:46 AM EDT
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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - During densely foggy conditions, a crash closed one lane of eastbound Interstate 20 in the Graniteville area early Tuesday after a big-rig accident.

The crash was reported at 5:25 a.m. on eastbound I-20 at mile marker 10 in the area of Whaley Pond Road, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

The truck jackknifed but remained upright.

The right lane was closed due to the crash between Rainbow Falls and Bettis Academy roads, and it remained closed as late as 7:30 a.m.

Crews were sent to the scene to determine whether fuel was leaking after the truck hit a guardrail, according to Aiken County dispatchers.

It was the second crash involving an 18-wheeler within 24 hours on a CSRA interstate.

On Monday, a big-rig overturned on I-520 at Gordon Highway in Augusta, blocking much eastbound traffic for hours. The cleanup suffered a setback when the side of the truck’s trailer ripped open, leaving cargo on the highway.

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