The South Carolina Department of Transportation
(SCDOT) reports that a section of Interstate 95 southbound in Jasper County remains
closed Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2016, due to flooding from Tropical Depression
Bonnie. I-95 northbound is open at this section.
The closure is in the area of mile marker 22 near
the towns of Ridgeland and Yemassee.
The following detour has been put in place: I-95 southbound detour exit 28: right off exit ramp,
right on Nuna Rock Rd, left on SC 462 (Morgandollar Rd), left on US 278, to
I-95 soundbound exit 18.
Law enforcement officers and SCDOT crews are on site
along the detour route to help manage traffic flow. I-95 is experiencing
backups in both directions. Motorists may want to consider alternate routes.
The following roads in Jasper County have been
closed due to flooding as of Sunday afternoon:
I-95 at exit 22 closed - water crossing
road near exit 23
US 17 near I-95, Exit 22
Old House Road (SC 336) closed from Bees
Creek (S-13) to Low Country Drive (Cooler Store)
Tarboro Road (S-22) closed from Lynch
Ford Road (S-14) to Malphrus Road (S-39)
Frontage Road (S-425) closed
Sisters Ferry Road (S-55) closed
Calf Pen Bay Road (SC 652) closed from
Grays Highway (US 278) Cypress Branch Road (US 601)
Five SCDOT crews are working these locations and
will remain on site through the night, as well as along I-95, until the water
SCDOT urges motorists to stay off the roads in these
areas if possible and do not drive around barricades where roads are flooded