I-95 Crash Backs up Traffic near Georgia State Line in Chatham County
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – April 16, 2018 (islandpacket.com) An online news report from islandpacket.com indicates a portion of Interstate 95 was shut down April 16 due to a vehicle accident with traffic backed up for miles. Limited information is available about the accident at this time.*
According to the Departments of Transportation in both Georgia and South Carolina, a vehicle accident occurred on I-95 in South Carolina midday on April 16, about two miles from the border between Georgia and South Carolina. The accident caused closure of the right lane of I-95, and traffic was reportedly heavily backed up.
The accident reportedly occurred around 11:45 a.m. that day and was cleared up by approximately 1 p.m. However, reports from motorists indicated that as of 1:30 p.m., traffic was still backed up across the Georgia state line, past the Jimmy Deloach Parkway Exit on the interstate in the Port Wentworth vicinity.
Details about the accident, including how it occurred and any potential injuries, are not available at this time. Authorities in both states are reviewing the incident and have released limited information.
Interstate 95 is the main interstate of the east coast and runs mostly parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. It runs from Maine to Florida, serving notable cities along the way, like Portland, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Fayetteville, Savannah, and Miami. It is the longest interstate in the United States running north-to-south and is also one of the oldest interstates in the United States. However, despite its age, I-95 is still incomplete. A project in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, which is expected to be finished in 2018, will fill in a gap previously unserved by the interstate.
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