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Crash on I-77 south closes both left lanes; fifth lane-closing crash of the day

It’s been a tough day on Midlands’ highways.

A crash that closed to southbound lanes of Interstate 77 at Garners Ferry Road was the fifth lane closing wreck of the day on Midlands interstates.

The wreck occurred at 4:01 p.m. No word on injuries.

Earlier in the day, a collision in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 at Monticello road has closed the right lane.

The crash occurred at 2:17 p.m. , according to the S.C. Department of transportation. No word on injuries.

also, a collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 near Chapin closed the left lane.

The crash occurred about 12:15 p.m. two miles east of Exit 91, according to the department.

And, the first crash occurred about 7 a.m. near mile marker 58 on Interstate 20. It closed both eastbound lanes for about two hours.

It was followed a second crash on I-20 eastbound near the same mile marker also closed a lane on the interstate. That crash occurred 9:40 a.m.

All three Lexington County wrecks have since been cleared.

Expect delays on I-20 westbound while crews work to clear the roadway. You may want to choose another route.

Jeff Wilkinson has worked for The State for both too long and not long enough. He’s covered politics, city government, history, business, the military, marijuana and the Iraq War. Jeff knows the weird, wonderful and untold secrets of South Carolina. Buy him a shot and he’ll tell you all about them.

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