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BREAKING: Crash, fuel spill reported where new detour is beginning on Business 85

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Update at 9:30 a.m.:

Lanes are back open.

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Breaking news:

As if getting used to a new detour wasn't enough, emergency crews are on the scene of an accident on Business 85 northbound at New Cut Road in Spartanburg.

Highway patrol dispatch got the call around 7:18 Monday morning, the first day the detour was put in place as crews get ready to begin work replacing two aging bridges on the busy bypass highway.

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While there are no injuries in the accident, the fire department was called after a fuel spill was reported. As of now, traffic is one lane getting through the detour stretch at New Cut Road.

Original story:

Drivers can expect delays Monday due to bridge replacements along Business 85 in Spartanburg County.

I85-B from Exit 3 to 4B will be closed (North and South Bound) for bridge replacements, that’s according to Spartanburg County Emergency Management.

The bridges over Buffington Road/Norfolk Southern Railroad & Howard Street will be replaced, according to Spartanburg County Emergency Management.

Officials said vehicles should not be passing under the bridge while the work is being performed.

Officials said the closure is expected to last until July 31, 2023.

There are detours for this closure.:

-SC-85 (I-85 Business) Northbound will be closed at Exit 3, New Cut Road.

Northbound SC-85 traffic needing to access exits north of Exit 3 will be detoured

at Exit 2B using I-26, I-85 and I-585 with an additional detour provided at Exit 3,

utilizing New Cut Road, Fairforest Road, and Asheville Highway for local traffic.

- SC-85 (I-85 Business) Southbound will be closed at Exit 4B, Asheville Highway.

Southbound SC-85 traffic needing to access exits south of Exit 4B will be

detoured at Exit 5B using I-585, I-85, and I-26 with an additional detour

provided at Exit 4B utilizing Asheville Highway, Fairforest Road, and New Cut

Road for local traffic.

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