Fatal Accident on I-77 Today: Officials say that a collision that occurred on Interstate 77 northbound in South Carolina has slowed traffic for commuters heading in the direction of Charlotte. According to the York County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Department of Transportation cameras, the collision that occurred on Interstate 77 near Gold Hill Road, which is located south of the state boundary with North Carolina, caused lanes to be stopped at approximately 7:45 a.m.
Webcams operated by the Department of Transportation showed northbound traffic on Interstate 77 backed up past Rock Hill and continued beyond Exit 82. According to the website for the traffic division of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, the collision was reported before 7 in the morning.
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On Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies and South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers stayed at the scene of the incident. It is currently unknown when the accident will be cleared and when lanes will be reopened.
TRAFFIC: Crash with injuries on I-77 North at exit 88 ramp. Slow down in this area. Please use alternate route of Hwy. 21 until crews can get this wreck cleared. #YCSONews #traffic pic.twitter.com/JHJIJVFuzk
— York County Sheriff (@YCSO_SC) November 15, 2022
The average number of vehicles traveling along Interstate 77 in York County is greatest in the region immediately south of the state line. During the morning commute, cars were encouraged by police to take U.S. Route 21 as an alternate route. However, by the time 8 o’clock rolled around, that route was already bustling with drivers.