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Updated: Overturned pickup truck slows traffic on north end of Hilton Head

Traffic camera shows overturned vehicle blocking traffic on Hilton Head

An overturned vehicle was blocking traffic at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Squire Pope Road on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Traffic was backing up on the Hilton Head bridges and the Cross Island Parkway.
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An overturned vehicle was blocking traffic at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Squire Pope Road on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Traffic was backing up on the Hilton Head bridges and the Cross Island Parkway.

This story was updated at 3:40 p.m.

An overturned pickup truck slowed traffic on the north end of Hilton Head Island around 2 p.m. Friday.

The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Squire Pope Road, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The left westbound and the right eastbound lanes of U.S. 278 initially were blocked by the overturned truck and a trailer that had become detached from the vehicle.

Those lanes were cleared about an hour later, though traffic was expected to remain heavy for some time.

Joheida Fister, spokesperson for Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue, said one person was transported to Hilton Head Hospital with minor injuries.

Traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes nearly to the Hilton Head bridges and in the westbound lanes from Gumtree Road and onto the Cross Island Parkway, according to Google Maps.

Information about the cause of the accident was not immediately available.

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