Dispatch said the southbound lanes are blocked while deputies clear the scene. Initial reports indicated there were three separate crashes.
Meanwhile the rainy morning has seen at least three vehicle accidents in Aiken County that might hinder morning commuters.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Web site, one accident was reported on Silver Bluff Road near U.S. 278 shortly after 6 a.m. That accident had cleared.
A second accident was reported at Herndon Dairy Road off Pine Log Road 30 minutes later. It has cleared, as well as a third reported on U.S. 278 about 7:30 a.m.
A fourth accident was reported about 8 a.m. at Sudlow Lake Road at Ascauga Lake Road.
There were no injuries reported.
The rain is expected to end later today.