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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.

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