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October 31
SCDOT’s Saturday, Oct. 31, Update On the Flooding Impacts in South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Interim Secretary Christy A. Hall has issued her Saturday, Oct. 31, update on the transportation system in South Carolina.

Secretary Hall’s report has information including:

·         State road closures are down from a peak of 541 (Oct. 5) to 92 (Oct. 31), an 83 percent decrease.

·         22 Highway/Bridge Contractors have been engaged to assist with 63 different “emergency/spot repairs” in 16 counties.

·          18 debris collection trucks and trailers are operating.

·         SCDOT Call Center is operating 6 am—7 pm today, closed Sunday, and will re-open Monday at 8:30. There have been over 3.5 million visits to the SCDOT Road Conditions webpage during this event.

·         All Interstate highways are open.

·         10 primary routes remain closed statewide.

·         The majority of the current closures are on the state’s Secondary System.

A complete copy of the Secretary’s Oct. 23 update can be found at this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPhotos/SecretaryStormRecoveryReportOct31.pdf

Secretary Hall’s report summarized several topics including the resources deployed by SCDOT in the state’s recovery effort, the current condition of the state-maintained highway system including remaining closures, a review of other modes of transportation such as rail, aviation, marine and transit services and debris removal operations.