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

Published: Dec. 19, 2018 at 8:12 PM EST
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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.

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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