Tractor trailer burns on I-26; Traffic heading into Charleston backed up (update: follow up)

Image by SCDOT

Update August 11: In all the accident took some 9 hours to be cleared and driver of both tractor trailers were taken to the hospital.

While one driver was taken to MUSC in fair condition, NBC News 2 is reporting that the second driver, 48-year-old Robbie Clark of Summerville, had a more serious conidtion but is now listed as "good."

First reporting August 10: A collision of two tractor trailers early this morning still has easttbound lanes of I-26 closed down near the Ashley Phosphate Road overpass.

The two trucks colided near 3:30 a.m. and the wood chip contents of one trailer erupted in flames

Traffic is still backed up for miles headed into Charleston (see image to right) and on Rivers Avenue — in short, if you can avoid driving into town this morning, that'd be wise.

190 NBC News 2 has some raw video from the scene this morning (watch it here) and The Post and Courier has a nice photo gallery (see that here.)

Watch for the latest traffic info on our Twitter page or by keeping an eye on the SCDOT traffic cameras.

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