South Carolina continues to experience heavy rain this week.
Currently, 11 roads are closed in six counties due to flooding or damage caused
by the heavy rains that have fallen over the last 48 hours. The counties that have been impacted
are: Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick,
Richland, Saluda, and Union. SCDOT has
been able to open 7 of the 17 closed roads from yesterday and closed 1
additional road in Union County. See attached list.
At least 3 of the flooded roadways have been damaged. The known damaged roads are: Murray Lindler (Lexington), West Shady Grove
Road (Richland), and Fruit Hill Road (Saluda). SCDOT Maintenance crews pre-positioning
materials onsite today at these 3 locations so that repairs can begin upon
favorable weather and ground conditions. Other locations will have to be
inspected more thoroughly once the water recedes prior to reopening to traffic.
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 County Crews
will be on-call statewide throughout the holidays to respond to possible road
flooding and potential for fallen trees due to soil saturation and high wind
Interim Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall reminds motorists to please use caution while driving in affected areas. Do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways or around barricades.
Here is a link to the current road closure map: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/SCDOTPhotos/RoadandBridgeClosureReportDec23.pdf