Hwy 56 back open after big rig overturns, blocks road in Pauline

PAULINE, SC (WSPA) – UPDATE: The roadway was cleared sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Traffic is blocked after a tractor-trailer crash on Highway 56.

Glenn Springs-Pauline Fire Chief Brent Peeler said his department received a call of an 18-wheeler on its side near Zimmerman Lake Road around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Both lanes were blocked.

Chief Peeler said the driver was taken to the hospital with what appear to be minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved.

Crew at the scene tell us the 18-wheeler was righted around 6:20 p.m., but traffic remains blocked.

Traffic from Spartanburg to Pauline is being detoured onto Zimmerman Lake Road.

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Pauline crash
Credit: Margaret Ann Harris

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