Update: I-20 traffic backup near River Watch

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 8:24 AM
Last updated 7:12 PM
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 Westbound traffic is backing up into South Carolina after one lane of Interstate 20 was closed down around 8 a.m., according to Richmond County dispatch.

Authorities said a crane broke down on the interstate and has leaked about 100 gallons of hydraulic fluid.

Police said the incident is affecting traffic from the Augusta Canal to the South Carolina line.

The Department of Transportation is on its way to clean up the fluid, authorities say.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/29/13 - 08:34 am
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Someone forgot the where

Someone forgot the where part.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/29/13 - 08:52 am
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That is one dangerous place. Westbound, you roll the dice.
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That is one dangerous place. Westbound, you roll the dice.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/29/13 - 09:05 am
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Thanks for the update. I'm

Thanks for the update. I'm getting ready to hit I-20 at Wash. Rd going west.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/29/13 - 09:45 am
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Clean up

Why is the Department of Transportation going to clean up the fluid? The owner of the crane should be responsible for clean up.

Ego556
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Ego556 08/29/13 - 10:03 am
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LL - they'll be billed for

LL - they'll be billed for the clean up...calm down!

etlinks
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etlinks 08/29/13 - 10:23 am
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I would think DOT has its own

I would think DOT has its own Haz-Mat team.

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newintown 08/29/13 - 01:36 pm
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Is everything back to normal on I20 now??

I would like an update generated when the traffic mess has cleared up.

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