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Afternoon wreck shuts down Edmund Hwy during afternoon commute

Edmund, SC - An afternoon accident near the intersection of Edmund Hwy. and Landfill Lane closed that major artery to a large portion of western Lexington County Wednesday afternoon.

The crash involved several pickup trucks, including an older model Toyota and a late model Ford. Firefighters from several Lexington County fire stations responded to the scene as did personnel and equipment from Lexington County’s EMS, the Sheriff’s Department, and the SC Highway Patrol.

Traffic was detoured around the accident for a period of time. Vehicles were directed down Pleasant View Drive and up Old Orangeburg or out to South Lake Drive as law enforcement officers and towing operators worked to clear the wreck.

Several other accidents were reported along that same Edmund Hwy / SC 302 corridor at about the same time which only compounded the traffic snarl. Most of the incidents were cleared up and the highway was back open before dark.

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