Cannonball backs up downtown Charleston traffic

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Curious what the traffic slowdown on Meeting Street was about yesterday afternoon? Cannonball.

Yep, a cannonball was dug up by construction workers near Meeting and Calhoun streets and that caused a slowdown while it was examined and removed.

ABC News 4 has a short report and raw video; get them here.

Living in an old battleground like Charleston this seems to happen every so often. It's rarely riveting, always interesting.

No word on what era it was from.

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