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US 17 now open following tractor trailer accident

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JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

US 17 is nowback open after a tractor trailer carrying hazardous material overturned Fridaymorning.

For most ofthe day drivers were being rerouted around the area as crews worked cautiouslyto remove a container filled with drums of acid.

US 17 near SC315 was a parking lot Friday morning, with some drivers ever walking aroundafter a tractor trailer landed on its side, blocking the road for nearly sixhours.

"Well, thereare 80 drums of acid in that container, and we've got to figure out what we'regoing to do with it," said Levy Fire Chief Doug Graham.

The driver ofthe truck was rushed to Memorial, but his condition is not known at this time.

Whileemergency crews waited on cleanup, drivers were diverted to SC 315 and SC 170to avoid the areas.

Crews wereable to remove the truck and the container, leaving it on its side to be takento a safe location.

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