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SCDOT lists roads with most extensive flood damage

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Bridge collapse swallows cars on Memorial Drive Extension (Courtesy: SCDOT) Bridge collapse swallows cars on Memorial Drive Extension (Courtesy: SCDOT)

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has released a list of Greenville County roads which sustained the most damage following the heavy rain and flooding Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The SCDOT said maintenance crews were called out Saturday around 11 p.m. and continued working throughout the day on Sunday.

Below is the list of roads the SCDOT said had the worst damage in a media release:

• I-85 Southbound at mile marker 54 – water flowing through a culvert crossing Brushy Creek near Pelham Road topped out at approximately 11:00 p.m. Estimates are that four-to-five feet of water flooded the southbound lanes for a 400-500 foot stretch of interstate at that location. Greenville Maintenance cleared debris from the roadway and inspected the catch basins for debris. That section of I-85 was reopened at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Sunday. Some further clearing of the drainage system will be done on Monday, August 11, 2014. An inspection performed on Sunday morning revealed no permanent damage to the interstate.

• US 276 – US 276 from Washington Street to East North Street suffered damage to the roadway that will require full-depth patching to repair. An additional inspection is underway to determine if any utilities are affected by the roadway damage. US 276 near East North Street was completely submerged in flood waters in the early hours of Sunday, August 10, 2014. Damage has occurred to several businesses while mud and debris cover the side streets that approach US 276 in the area. No visible damage is apparent on US 276 in the vicinity of East North Street.

• Memorial Drive in Greer – Memorial Drive was closed overnight due to a washed out 96-inch drainage pipe. Two vehicles attempted to cross the washed out culvert and roadway. Four persons were rescued from the collapsed section of the road. Two were transported by EMS.

• Old Boiling Springs Road – This Greenville County roadway flooded overnight and was closed to traffic. Following a Sunday morning inspection, it was reopened to traffic.

No timeline for when the required repairs on Washington Street and Memorial Drive Extension has been announced.

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