Overturned 18-wheeler temporarily closes I-77 southbound in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. — An 18-wheeler overturned on I-77 southbound early Monday morning near Rock Hill, causing the road to close for several hours and traffic to back up for miles.


The York County Sheriff’s Office said there was a detour at exit 77. South Carolina Highway Patrol was also helping get drivers onto Anderson Road to Porter Road and back onto I-77.

By about 11:45 a.m., the crash had partially been cleared and one lane of the road was reopened.

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YCSO and SCHP haven’t revealed what caused the accident or if there were injuries.

This is a developing story; check wsoctv.com for updates.

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