Hwy 701 reopened after multiple semi-truck accidents left the road blocked for over 10 hours

Hwy 701 reopened after multiple semi-truck accidents left the road blocked for over 10 hours
(SOURCE: WMBF News)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A series of accidents on Wednesday left a portion of Highway 701 near Moses Lane blocked, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Those on the scene helping with cleanup said a semi-truck hauling wood chips broke in half blocking a portion of the road.

According to SCHP, this happened around 9:08 a.m. and traffic was detoured to allow crews time to clean up.

During this time, a logger truck ended up in a ditch near Thompson Farms and was removed.

Later in the day, around 6:19 p.m. according to SCHP, a tanker truck ended up overturning in the same ditch.

Hwy 701 reopened after multiple accidents left the road blocked for over 10 hours

There were no reported injuries from the incidents.

Both accidents were cleared and the road was reopened around 7:40 p.m.

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