FORT MILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Fort Mill drivers were stuck in a long line of standstill traffic after a dump truck carrying asphalt overturned, sliding into a ditch.
The accident happened around 4 p.m. on Tuesday on Barberville Road near Hwy 160 , which is currently being paved and was already down to one lane.
Some drivers told FOX 46 that they had been in the same spot for more than an hour by 5 p.m., and that traffic was at a complete standstill.
A larger wrecker had to be brought in to upright the truck, and access was blocked both ways. The truck was finally pulled out around 6:15 p.m., but traffic remained congested for some time.
Looks like they’ve pulled the dump truck back into the road. pic.twitter.com/mYjF4V90Yp— 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻 (@BrianFox46) July 16, 2019
They’ve got it out of the ditch! pic.twitter.com/Yu69R9J1RJ— 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻 (@BrianFox46) July 16, 2019
The road has since reopened.