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SCDOT taking further action to ensure safety regarding flooded roads, bridges

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Flooding in Florence after Hurricane Matthew. (Source: Sheriff Chuck Wright) Flooding in Florence after Hurricane Matthew. (Source: Sheriff Chuck Wright)
FLORENCE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The South Carolina Department of Transportation anticipates that several roads and bridges may be overtopped with flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

SCDOT continues to monitor river levels and road conditions throughout the Pee Dee region, and to ensure safety SCDOT has taken the following actions:

  • Equipment and manpower have been pre-positioned at areas of potential overtopping.  As waters rise, SCDOT crews will move quickly to close flooded roads and direct motorists to an appropriate detour route.
  • Detour routes have been identified and appropriate signing will be installed as needed.  As conditions change, crews stand ready to move traffic to alternate detour routes.
  • SCDOT will perform inspections of the bridges and roads prior to returning any flooded routes to service.

The above steps will allow SCDOT to not only ensure safety, but to respond quickly as conditions worsen.

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall reminds motorists not to drive around barricades and to avoid flooded routes.

For an interactive map on road closure, click here.

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