The influx of visitors to Columbia for Monday’s solar eclipse has led to congestion and collisions on area roads.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation has issued alerts and warnings for several incidents on some of the Midlands’ most heavily trafficked roads that has led to lane closures Sunday.
Interstate 26 appears to be a hot spot for traffic issues, with SCDOT reporting six separate incidents before 4 p.m. A number of collisions have occurred at or in the immediate vicinity of Exit 106, the St. Andrews Road exit in the area referred to Malfunction Junction.
The collisions have led to closures of westbound lanes, according to SCDOT. All lanes are currently reported open.
Just after 9:30 p.m., a collision was reported on I-26 westbound at the Greystone Boulevard-Riverbanks Zoo exit. No injuries were reported and no lanes were closed.
Issues have also been reported on Interstate 20, with incidents near major Columbia-area exits 68 (Monticello Road) and 76 (I-77).
There have also been reports of disabled vehicles, all of which have quickly been cleared, according to SCDOT.
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