Dump truck fire slows traffic at U.S. 17 Bypass, Palmetto Pointe Blvd.

Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 3:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2021 at 3:58 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A dump truck fire is slowing traffic on the U.S. 17 Bypass Tuesday afternoon.

According to information from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the fire was in the southbound lanes of U.S. 17 Bypass at Palmetto Point Boulevard.

The left lane is closed, traffic officials said.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Case, the fire was extinguished as of 3:40 p.m. and there were no injuries.

Casey added that traffic will be backed up for some time and drivers should avoid the area if possible.

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