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Multi-vehicle crash blocks busy road near Lake Murray Dam, Lexington police say

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More than 141,000 traffic collisions were recorded in South Carolina in 2017. Here's why there were so many.

A busy road was blocked following a multi-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon, the Lexington Police Department said.

Traffic was stopped on North Lake Drive (SC-6) because of the crash that occurred just before the start of the evening commute, police tweeted.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area near Lake Murray Dam until “significant debris” is cleared from the road, police said.

The crash was called a “significant wreck” and it happened at the intersection of SC-6 and Old Cherokee Road, according to the tweet. It is near SC-6’s intersection with Sunset Boulevard.

The crash was caused by “a driver failing to yield the right away during a left turn,” police said on Twitter.

Information on injuries and the number of vehicles involved in the collision was not available.

Just before 4:15p.m., police tweeted all lanes had reopened.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.
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