Part of I-77 blocked by overturned tractor trailer

Two lanes of Interstate 77 have been blocked for hours because of a semi-truck that flipped over, according to police.

One southbound lane is opened.

Heavy traffic is slowing down drivers on the interstate near Percival Road.

The blockage began about 1:45 p.m., according to the transportation department.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is on the scene, but information about the overturned semi was not immediately available.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.