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Commute traffic: Fort Mill U.S. 21 blocked, another closure during rush hour

Two of the busiest roads in York County were blocked Wednesday afternoon after a heavy equipment truck overturned and another crash was reported during the rush hour commute, police said.

U.S. 21 was closed between Coltharp Road and S.C. 160, Fort Mill Police Department officials said. The department sent out a Twitter social media message to warn drivers about delays.

The incident happened around 4 p.m.

Traffic was being diverted and detoured around the crash, police and emergency officials said.

U.S. 21 is one of two highways in York County to get across the Catawba River from Charlotte to Rock Hill.

The second crash happened west of Fort Mill in York County at the intersection of S.C. 160 and Gold Hill Road around 5 p.m., according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Troopers reported the roadway was blocked as emergency crews worked the scene.

Check back for updates.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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