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I-95 traffic update: Lanes reopen after crash slowed traffic Friday afternoon

Crash on I-95 southbound causing traffic delays during Friday rush hour

A crash on I-95 southbound near Exit 5 was causing traffic congestion on the interstate just before 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.
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A crash on I-95 southbound near Exit 5 was causing traffic congestion on the interstate just before 4 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.

A collision on I-95 near Hardeeville backed up traffic heading south toward the South Carolina state line on Friday afternoon, according to S.C. Department of Transportation traffic cameras and Google Maps.

The crash happened near exit 5 and closed down the right southbound lane, according to SCDOT. The crash was listed as involving injuries on the South Carolina Highway Patrol website.

As of 5:35 p.m., all lanes have been reopened and SCDOT listed the average speed at 36 mph.

Google Maps was still showing delays of 35 minutes Friday at 5:35 p.m.

Drivers on Waze reported a medical helicopter landing in the area earlier in the afternoon.

Northbound traffic was also backed up, and Google Maps listed a crash at the South Carolina state line on the northbound side.

A call to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Friday afternoon was not immediately returned.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Katherine Kokal moved to South Carolina in 2018 after graduating from the University of Missouri and loves everything about the Lowcountry that isn’t a Palmetto Bug. She has won South Carolina Press Association awards for in-depth and government beat reporting. On the weekends, you can find Kati doing yoga and hiking Pinckney Island.
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