Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-95 in Hardeeville, South Carolina

January 08, 2019

HARDEEVILLE, SC. – As reported online by, a vehicle wreck shut down part of Interstate 95 in South Carolina, near the Georgia border. The closure created more chaos on an already packed interstate.*

It is not clear how the crash happened or how many vehicles were involved, but injuries were reported. No one involved was identified. The crash caused a lane of I-95 South to close down near Exit 8, by the Georgia-South Carolina border. 

The closure aggravated traffic on I-95 that was already tightly packed from holiday travel. Drivers were reporting delays of around 90 minutes. The South Carolina DOT issued a statewide alert regarding high volume traffic from the Christmas holiday and reminded drivers who were involved in non-injury accidents to move to the shoulder, per state law. 

On December 27, holiday traffic had drivers at a standstill on I-95 North from the Georgia Welcome Center up to Hardeeville, South Carolina. Likewise, traffic was backed up on I-95 South from Yemassee, South Carolina, to the Georgia state line. These gridlocked conditions were worsened by the wreck described above. Drivers reported average speeds of about 15 to 30 mph on the interstate during the afternoon. 

Georgia saw its share of vehicle wrecks during the Christmas travel period, as well. As of the end of the day on December 26, Georgia State Patrol Troopers were reporting 700 total vehicle accidents in the state and 26 fatalities. 

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