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Crash causes diesel spill, no imminent public threat

ST. STEPHEN, S.C.- (Monday, December 9, 2019) — Berkeley County Emergency Management Department, along with first responders and Hepaco Inc., are responding to a tractor-trailer versus train crash in St. Stephen.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the intersection of Byrnes Drive and Elm Street, just off Highway 52 in St. Stephen. The crash resulted in a 40-gallon diesel spill that has since been contained.

Road closures include the intersection at Byrnes Drive and Elm Street and the railroad crossing at Highway 52 and S.C. 27.

Roads are expected to stay closed for several hours.

We are continuing to work the scene. There is currently no public threat from this incident. We ask the public to be patient and to avoid the area. We do expect this incident to take several hours to clear up.

-Benjamin Almquist, Director of Berkeley County Emergency Management Department

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –