Post- holiday traffic appears to be getting the best of I-95 in the Lowcountry.
On Wednesday afternoon, drivers reported standstill traffic jams on the northbound lanes from the Georgia state line up to Ridgeland, and on the southbound lanes from Yemassee to Pooler, Georgia.
There are no active accidents in the area as of 4 p.m., according to Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The heavy traffic is due to a high volume of holiday travelers, according to a statewide alert from SCDOT. SCDOT reminded drivers “if you are involved in an accident with no injuries, state law requires that the motorist move the vehicle from the roadway to avoid blocking traffic.”
The most congested area on Wednesday afternoon seemed to be around the Hardeeville exit, according to Waze.
At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Google Maps reported a 39-minute delay on I-95 south near exit 8 and a 13-minute delay on I-95 north near the Georgia border.
The average speed for drivers on I-95 south near Hardeeville at 4 p.m. was 16.8 mph, while the average speed for drivers on I-95 north in the same area was 28.6 mph, according to Waze.
Side streets such as Whyte Hardee Boulevard in Hardeeville were also backed up as of 4 p.m., Waze users reported.