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Wreck blocked eastbound US 278 for hour Thursday morning in Bluffton. Traffic cleared

Crash blocked eastbound U.S. 278 near Burnt Church Road in Bluffton

A crash blocked all eastbound lanes of U.S. 278 near Burnt Church Road in Bluffton around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
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A crash blocked all eastbound lanes of U.S. 278 near Burnt Church Road in Bluffton around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

A wreck blocked all eastbound lanes of U.S. 278 near Burnt Church Road in Bluffton around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Traffic was redirected through the turn lanes.

The vehicles blocking the highway were cleared around 8:30 a.m., according to a post on Twitter by the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division.

Firefighters and an ambulance responded to the scene, but no injuries were reported, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Maj. Bob Bromage said.

Additional details about the two-vehicle crash and its cause were not immediately available.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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