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
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: www.511sc.org.