Overturned tractor trailer backing up traffic on highway near Malfunction Junction

An overturned tractor trailer is blocking multiple lanes of traffic on a section of a major highway that runs through Columbia, the South Carolina Department of Transportation said Monday.

Two westbound lanes on Interstate 20 were closed following the collision that happened just before noon, SCDOT tweeted.

That is near Exit 64A, the junction with Interstate 26. That is in the area called Malfunction Junction.

Delays are expected, the Columbia Fire Department tweeted. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

Information was not available on what caused the wreck, or how long it will take to clear the road.

There was no word on any injuries, or the number of vehicles involved.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State focused on breaking news, public safety and trending news. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.