The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will begin repairs on the section of Interstate 26 that was damaged by a multi-vehicle crash, which happened on May 27, 2015.
The crash involved a fuel tanker, which caused an extensive fire at mile point 105.6 and damaged the barrier walls and roadway, according to a release. The damaged area is located between the Piney Grove Road and St. Andrews Road exits.
A tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gas fueled the fire. The tanker overturned, spilling gas onto the roadway that later ignited. Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles.
The inside travel lane in each direction of I-26 around mile point 105.6 will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday night through 6 a.m. Monday, according to SCDOT. The same lane closures will be in place at the same times on the weekends of Jun 19-22 and June 26-29.
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Additional night time lane closures can be expected through June 29.