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SCDPS reports 439 traffic accidents; 3 weather-related fatalities in South Carolina

Source: Department of Public Safety Facebook page Source: Department of Public Safety Facebook page

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says the South Carolina Highway Patrol has responded to 439 collisions, 170 calls for assisting motorists, 118 trees in the roadway and 104 reports of flooding from 6 p.m. Friday night to 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, according to the SCDPS Facebook page.

Troopers want to remind motorists to limit travelling as much as possible as night falls.

As the grounds become more saturated, the potential increases for more trees to fall in the roadways and for standing water.

The SCDPS reports three weather-related traffic fatalities in South Carolina since October 2. According to a news release from SCDPS, one female died in Aiken, one male died in Anderson and one female in Greenville.

For real-time traffic information, consult the Highway Patrol’s website at http://www.scdps.gov/schp/webcad.asp.

For road conditions or traffic cameras, consult the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s web site at www.dot.state.sc.us and www.511sc.org.

For current information and safety tips regarding weather-related emergencies, log on to www.scemd.org.

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