Gov. Haley: Evacuations begin Wednesday afternoon, some postpone - FOX Carolina 21

Gov. Haley: Evacuations begin Wednesday afternoon, some postponed

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday morning that the evacuation orders were shifting in South Carolina because Hurricane Matthew slowed overnight.

Haley said evacuations would still begin in Charleston and Beaufort counties at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Eastbound lanes on I-26 will also be reversed from Charleston to I-77 beginning at 3 p.m. to speed up evacuations. Traffic will only flow westbound in this area once the reversal in place.

Law enforcement will be stationed at 700 traffic control points on the interstate during the evacuations..

315 school buses from Greenville County are due to arrive in Charleston at noon and begin transporting evacuees to Greenville and the Midlands.

The National Guard has also been mobilized to assist with the evacuations.

Evacuations in Georgetown and Horry counties have been postponed until Thursday morning.

Gas is still readily available in the state but Haley advised anyone who sees price gouging to contact the Attorney General's office.

Haley said she will give another update late Wednesday.

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