December 18
SCDOT’s Friday, Dec. 18, Update on the Flooding Impacts in South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Interim Secretary Christy A. Hall has issued her Friday, Dec. 18, 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 53 (Dec. 18), a 90 percent decrease.
  • To open roads as quickly as possible, SCDOT Maintenance forces responded across the state and contractors were used where additional assistance and expertise were required.
  • The historic flood impacted 221 bridges in South Carolina. The vast majority have returned to service after inspections, assessments and repairs. At least 18 bridges will require full replacement as a result of the storm.
  • There are at least 24 bridges that will require replacement.
  • 49% of SCDOT’s remaining closures are impacted by privately owned dams. SCDOT does not own or maintain dams. Roads crossing or adjacent to dams will be returned to service following the dam's certification by DHEC.
  • Debris collected to date: approx. 2,300 loads (110,000 cubic yards)

A complete copy of the Secretary's Dec. 18 update can be found at this link:​​