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Eclipse traffic closes rest areas on I-95, I-26 in South Carolina

Rest Area on I-26 mm 122 Calhoun County east and westbound closed (SCDOT photo)

Rest areas along I-95 near Santee and I-26 in Orangeburg and Calhoun counties were closed at around 11:30 a.m. due to what the South Carolina Department of Transportation described as "overflow capacity" caused by eclipse traffic.

READ: Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse

SCDOT reported interstate traffic volumes were increasing at that time as well. I-85 southbound heading into Greenville and I-77 southbound from Rock Hill are were experiencing heavier traffic.

Drivers are asked by SCDOT to not stop in the roadway or park on the side of the road to view the eclipse.

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