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Update: Back up traffic on I-95 near SC- GA border as evacuees return to Beaufort County

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This story has been updated to reflect information from Sunday evening.

Traffic conditions for those heading back to Beaufort County after evacuating for Hurricane Florence were heavy on I-95 near the South Carolina- Georgia border Sunday evening, drivers reported.

According to Google maps, traffic on I-95 northbound lanes were moving, but very congested in Beaufort and Jasper counties with no major incidents as of 5:30 p.m. However, just on the other side of the South Carolina-Georgia border, northbound traffic was at a standstill for several miles in the Port Wentworth, Georgia area, drivers on the Waze app reported around 5:30 p.m.

Waze users also reported heavy traffic on the northbound lanes of 1-95 between Yemassee and Ridgeland around 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The S.C. Highway Patrol worked a collision with no injuries on U.S. 321 in Jasper County around 7 a.m.

That wreck was followed by one reported around 12:30 p.m. near Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island, according to Joheida Fister of Hilton Head Fire & Rescue.

Two vehicles were involved in the westbound lanes of William Hilton Parkway and two people were treated for minor injuries, she said. One of those two people was taken to the hospital.

U.S. 278 also appeared to be moving normally Sunday in both counties with no major delays.

Drivers coming from North Carolina to South Carolina who are using I-95 should be aware that the highway has been closed in Dillon County at exit 190 southbound and exit 181 northbound due to flooding, according to the Highway Patrol.

Drivers should use both exits and follow a detour back to I-95.

This story will be updated throughout the day as traffic conditions may change.

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