October 27
SCDOT Urges Caution Concerning Storm Debris on Halloween 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reminds the public that contractors are continuing debris removal associated with Hurricane Matthew. Residents should exercise extreme caution near debris piles this Halloween weekend.

Debris piles on the public right-of-way are a safety hazard for pedestrians and trick-or-treaters. These piles may obstruct sight-lines for motor vehicles traveling along the roadways. They may contain sharp objects such as broken limbs and wood debris, or harbor snakes and pests. SCDOT urges parents not to allow children to play on or around debris piles and avoid areas where large quantities of debris are piled for collection.

SCDOT and its contractors are working as quickly as possible to collect debris. SCDOT asks all residents to make personal safety a top priority as our state continues its recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

SCDOT and its contractors are working to remove storm debris in the following counties:  Berkeley, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg.​