Last updated: April 14. 2014 3:51PM - 1261 Views

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NEWBERRY — A traffic accident near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 121 and US 176, located about half way between Newberry and Whitmire has closed Highway 121 until the accident can be cleared.

Traffic approaching Highway 121 from Newberry is being detoured up I-26 to Jalapa Road and a large portion of Highway 121 is basically closed to traffic.

The accident happened just past the Enoree Ranger station in the 2000 mile address area of South Carolina Highway 121.

The accident involved a logging truck and an automobile.

According to personnel at the scene, none of the people in the accident required medical transport.

As part of the accident the truck lost its load of logs.

Once a diesel fuel leak was contained, crews used a skid steer to being clearing the road and removing debris.

The incident remains under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol.

No time frame has been given for reopening the highway at this time.

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