GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Georgetown County officials are reminding the public not to move or drive around road barricades, even if it appears roadways are clear enough for vehicles to cross.
“It can be very dangerous to drive through water more than six inches deep and/or water that appears to be moving,” officials stated in a news release. “Please keep in mind that roads and bridges cannot be inspected until floodwaters recede.”
Roads and bridges that appear fine could still have structural damage that is not apparent, and even minor structural damage can worsen with vehicles crossing them.
It can be especially difficult to see and judge the depth of water on roadways at night, the release states.
There are currently 11 county and 12 state roads in Georgetown County that still have closures. The county and SCDOT are inspecting and reopening roadways as quickly as possible, officials state.