I-26 east near Harleyville shutdown; now reopen

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A series of accidents near mile 179 of Interstate 26 eastbound has shut down the road and traffic is being rerouted.

At 1:20 p.m., the South Carolina Highway Patrol had three accidents listed near mile marker 179, two involved injuries.

It's believed that one accident stalled traffic and another blocked traffic all together.

Follow the links below for more details.

Update 1:40 p.m.: NBC News 2 has some details on how the accidents may have played out.

Update 6 p.m.: NBC News 2 reports that the road is reopen and has a photo of one of the collisions. They also have details on the flip of a Dpartment of Corrections vehicle, the collision of a truck and a tanker, a tractor trailer the flipped, and the collision of two mobile homes.


Update August 26: ABC News 4 has followed up on the story, going into detail about how the accidents happened.

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