With traveling in season around the holidays, I-95 was backed up again on Thursday after a particularly slow-moving afternoon and evening on Wednesday.
Thursday afternoon and evening, the Yemassee Police Department reported southbound traffic moving at a “slow crawl” around U.S. 17 Alt and I-95 approximately between mile markers 39 and 28, police spokesman Matt Garnes said. Officers were out directing traffic to help with the flow.
A South Carolina Department of Transportation online map showed significant traffic back-up in that area, as well as through the Hardeeville area along I-95. Approximately 15 miles of the interstate from the Switzerland area to the Georgia state line was near or below 30 mph in the southbound lanes, the map showed.
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South Carolina Highway Patrol did not list any collisions or other traffic-impeding incidents along I-95 in Jasper County or Hampton County around 6:30 p.m.