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Parts of Buckwalter Parkway Southbound closed for ‘several hours’ due to spill

Buckwalter Parkway Southbound will be closed between Old Bridge Drive and Farm Lake Drive for the next several hours due to a spill on the roadway, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Bluffton Police Department Capt. Joe Babkiewicz said Saturday afternoon that the spill came from a trailer carrying black tar.

Bluffton Township Fire District and the Department of Transportation are working to clean up the southbound lanes, and Babkiewicz said the roads should reopen by 5 p.m.

This story will be updated.

Rachel Jones covers education for the Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has worked for the Daily Tar Heel and Charlotte Observer. Rachel grew up in Ayden, NC, surrounded by teachers.