All lanes of I-77 South in Fort Mill, S.C. reopen after fuel tanker overturns

Deputies say there are several people with injuries but no deaths at this time.
Traffic moving smoothly on I-77 South in York County after a bad crash involving a fuel tanker truck had it shutdown for hours.
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 4:46 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 7:27 AM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A multiple vehicle collision overnight blocked several southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in the Fort Mill area Friday.

“It will be slow goin, but #traffic is moving,” a tweet from the York County Sheriff’s Office stated.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the crash occurred near mile marker 83, in the area of Sutton Road. Officials say one of the vehicles involved is an overturned fuel tanker.

Highway patrol troopers say another tanker must be brought in to pump out the remaining fuel in the overturned tanker and move it. Crews say this could take several hours.

According to authorities, several people suffered minor injuries in the collision and no deaths were reported.

Troopers say a detour for motorists is to take exit 83 and turn left onto U.S. 21. Then, follow U.S. 21 for about a mile back to I-77, putting drivers back on at the 82 mile marker.

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