Hwy. 501 northbound lanes reopen after accident at Waccamaw Rive - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Hwy. 501 northbound lanes reopen after accident at Waccamaw River Bridge

Source: SCDOT traffic camera at 501 and the Waccamaw River Source: SCDOT traffic camera at 501 and the Waccamaw River

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A traffic accident blocked all lanes of Highway 501 northbound at the Waccamaw River Bridge Monday afternoon, according to the SCDOT.

The accident was first reported by South Carolina Highway Patrol at 1:31 p.m., and according to information from them, did not involve injuries.

The SCDOT issued a warning earlier in the day on Monday about traffic congestion on Highway 501 Northbound between SC-544 and Main Street in Aynor. As of 2 p.m. Monday, traffic appeared to be be backed up to Coastal Carolina University.

At 2:34 p.m., SCDOT announced that the accident was cleared, and all lanes were reopened. Traffic in the are remained congested, likely due to the large volume of people leaving Myrtle Beach.

Copyright 2015 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Class action lawsuit claims Santee Cooper raised rates for unused Pee Dee power plant

    Class action lawsuit claims Santee Cooper raised rates for unused Pee Dee power plant

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:50:04 GMT
    Source: Santee CooperSource: Santee Cooper

    A Conway lawyer has filed paperwork for a class action lawsuit against Santee Cooper and the South Carolina Public Service Authority, alleging the utility raised the rates on over 160,000 retail customers and spent over $362 million on a coal power plant from a Chinese "kit" in the Pee Dee area that remains unused.

    More >>

    A Conway lawyer has filed paperwork for a class action lawsuit against Santee Cooper and the South Carolina Public Service Authority, alleging the utility raised the rates on over 160,000 retail customers and spent over $362 million on a coal power plant from a Chinese "kit" in the Pee Dee area that remains unused.

    More >>
  • Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:42:43 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Monday, August 21, 2017, is the big day – the Great American Eclipse, a total eclipse of the sun, will take place in our area this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know, including the latest on weather, traffic, eclipse glasses, where and when to watch, and more.

    More >>

    Monday, August 21, 2017, is the big day – the Great American Eclipse, a total eclipse of the sun, will take place in our area this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know, including the latest on weather, traffic, eclipse glasses, where and when to watch, and more.

    More >>
  • Cell phone service may blackout during eclipse

    Cell phone service may blackout during eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-08-21 10:01:01 GMT
    Source: Erin EdwardsSource: Erin Edwards

    The sky is not the only thing that could blackout during the eclipse. Cell providers are reporting that a connection jam is possible during Monday’s event. The eclipse itself will not affect cell service, but tech experts explain thousands of people attempting to share their excitement online could severely degrade your cell phone connection.

    More >>

    The sky is not the only thing that could blackout during the eclipse. Cell providers are reporting that a connection jam is possible during Monday’s event. The eclipse itself will not affect cell service, but tech experts explain thousands of people attempting to share their excitement online could severely degrade your cell phone connection.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly