Columbia, SC (FOX Carolina) - Saturday the SCDOT released a statewide summary report in response to Hurricane Florence and it's impact on the state.
The report stated that as of 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, crews are actively removing downed trees from roadways in all districts.
The SCDOT says it will continue to closely monitor the storm's progress and adjust the state's response as appropriate.
District 5, which includes Horry and Georgetown counties have engaged in flood control activities on US 501 and US 278 by installing flood barriers in flood prone areas. So far, that has been purely precautionary.
The SCDOT says that 21 maintenance crews from the Upstate and Midlands are deployed to assist with road clearing in the affected areas.
The SCDOT urges residents and travelers to avoid travel until conditions improve and roads are clear in areas affected by flooding and high wind conditions.
Officials stress that conditions are extremely hazardous now.