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Lanes reopen after tractor trailers crash on I-85 in Anderson Co.

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(FOX Carolina/ July 28, 2017) (FOX Carolina/ July 28, 2017)
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Troopers said lanes were blocked for several hours along I-85 North in Anderson County after two tractor trailers collided near mile marker 9 Friday morning.

The crash happened around 5:45 a.m. 

Troopers said one Freightliner tractor trailer was parked in the emergency lane but was partially in the roadway. The other Freightliner tractor trailer crashed into it and jackknifed in the median.

PHOTOS: Crash involving multiple tractor trailers blocks lanes on I-85

Neither driver was hurt.

The driver who was parked on the roadside was cited for improper parking, troopers said.

Troopers said both sides of the interstate were initially shut down but one lane on both sides began moving just before 7 a.m.

The lanes reopened just after noon.

Video from a viewer showed at least two trucks and three trailers involved in the incidents.

DETOUR ROUTE FOR NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC: Drivers can take Exit 4 to make a right on Old Dobbins Bridge Road, then make a left on Hattons Ford Road, Highway 24, and re-enter I-85 North at Exit 11.

DETOUR ROUTE FOR SOUTHBOUND DRIVERS: Drivers can take exit 11, make a right onto SC 24, turn left onto SC 243, turn right onto Old Dobbins Bridge Road, and then re-enter I-85 South at Exit 4.

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