Road reopens after Newberry County crash

KINARDS, S.C. (AP) — A highway in Newberry County is reopened after authorities removed explosive material from a wreck site that prompted an evacuation.

Sheriff Lee Foster says U.S. 76 reopened Tuesday after officials cleared the roadway and removed blasting caps from the site.

About a half-dozen Newberry County residents were evacuated after a truck carrying explosive material overturned earlier in the day.

Foster says no one was injured, but diesel fuel and ammonium nitrate spilled into the roadway. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Foster said the truck was carrying ammonium nitrate and blasting caps for quarry operations. A half-mile area around the wreck in a rural area near Kinards was evacuated as a precaution.

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