Crash snarls lunch time traffic on Hwy 501

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A crash on Highway 501 near the Tanger Outlets halted traffic during the busy lunchtime hour Monday.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation reports the crash, which occurred around 12:01 p.m., has closed to the two right lanes of northbound Highway 501 in front of the Tanger Outlets.

Right now its unclear how it happened, or how many people were involved.

According to the website for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, crews had cleared the scene by 3 p.m.

WMBF Traffic Tracker Erika Gonzalez will bring you the latest on traffic tie-ups across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee on Twitter @wmbftraffic.

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