Road block

A tractor-trailer reported losing a wheel Thursday night at the intersection of S.C. Highway 72 and Calhoun Road, where the truck dumped debris into the roadway, leading to officers controlling traffic as a crew worked to clear the intersection.

Traffic was slow Thursday evening on S.C. Highway 72 at Calhoun Road, as Greenwood County deputies and state Highway Patrol troopers worked to direct traffic around a disabled tractor-trailer.

A tractor-trailer driver reported losing a wheel at the intersection, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link, and the back gate appeared to have come open, spilling debris into the roadway.

A crew worked to clear the intersection, using a loader to move the debris onto the back of another truck.

The Highway Patrol’s real-time traffic monitoring website said the call came out at about 3:50 p.m., and at 6 p.m., crews were still on the scene.