Dam failure could impact I-95 in Florence

Dam failure could impact I-95 in Florence

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF)  - The Emergency Management reported failure of the Oakdale Lake Dam on the West Side of the City of Florence. This will possibly impact interstate 95 between the interstate 20 interchange and the route 76 exit as well as portions of route 76.

Water from Oakdale Lake has the potential to overtop the Forest Lake Dam which is on the Southwest side of the City of Florence.

This is potentially a life threatening situation and residents near the Oakdale and Forest Lake Dams are urged to closely monitor the situation and pay attention to Local Emergency Management.

Additional moderate to heavy rain off the Northern South Carolina coast will move onshore during the next few hours with potential for an additional 3-6 inches of rainfall within the warned area, according to the National Weather Service.

The Flash Flood warning remains in effect until 6:30 p.m. Sunday for Horry, Marion and Florence Counties.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service in Wilmington at 800-697-3901

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