April 05
SCDOT Urges Drivers to Use Extreme Caution

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is urging all drivers to stay off the roads if possible as weather conditions worsen on Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6. High winds and heavy rainfall can bring trees down on roads and create flash flood situations. Visibility can be extremely limited as well.

SCDOT Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin reminds the public to be very cautious in flash flood situations. “Motorists and even pedestrians should avoid any area where water has suddenly appeared on roadways due to flash flooding. Rushing water and even standing water can endanger the lives of anyone entering storm damaged roads and highways,” said Colvin.

SCDOT crews all across the state will be monitoring weather and road conditions. Crew will be prepared to clear any roads and close off any roads that may be unsafe to travel once the storm has passed.

SCDOT encourages the public to use the agency’s 511 Traveler system to track road closings due to storms, as well as congestion during normal times: