Major accident blocking I-26 Westbound near Lexington

West Columbia (WACH)- A midday accident will keep a busy intersection blocked at I-26 and US1 in West Columbia until the early evening hours.

Trooper Brent Kelly said the accident happened around 12:38 pm. That's when a Volvo eighteen wheeler, carrying aluminum cylinders overturned and blocked exit 111A. Traffic was blocked for several miles and is likely to stay blocked until the cleanup is complete sometime this evening.

The truck's driver Edwin Alvarez of Orlando, Florida was charged with going too fast for conditions.

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