South Carolina has been impacted by yet another significant
rain event. An additional 17 roads have
been closed in six counties due to flooding or damage caused by the heavy rains
that have fallen over the last 24 hours.
The counties that have been impacted are: Fairfield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick,
Richland and Saluda.
At least 3 of the flooded roadways have been damaged and
will remain closed for repair. The known
damaged roads are: Murray Lindler
(Lexington), West Shady Grove Road (Richland), and Fruit Hill Road
(Saluda). Other locations will have to
be inspected more thoroughly once the water recedes prior to reopening to
SCDOT will continue to monitor roadway conditions and take
the appropriate steps to close roadways as necessary to ensure the safety of
the traveling public. SCDOT Maintenance
crews will begin to make repairs as soon as conditions allow. SCDOT staff will continue to respond to
issues as they arise throughout the holidays.
SCDOT reminds motorists to please use caution when driving in affected areas.
A complete list of road closures can be found at this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPhotos/RoadClosures12222015.pdf