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SCDOT reports road closures from flooding decreases 66 percent

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – A report released Monday from the South Carolina Department of Transportation shows road closures from flooding in South Carolina have decreased 66 percent.

“In less than two weeks, our forces have been able to achieve a two-thirds reduction from the peak number of road closures from the historic flooding in South Carolina,” SCDOT Acting Secretary Christy A. Hall said.

On October 5, the state road closures peaked at 541, and on Monday, October 19, road closures were down to 183.

Almost 300 SCDOT highway work crews are currently working on recovery operations throughout the state, according to Hall’s report.

Thirty seven debris collection truck and trailers are in service in South Carolina.

The report states all interstate highways are open and 16 primary routes remained closed in the state:  the majority of those closures are on South Carolina’s Secondary System.

For updated road closures in our area, click the link below.

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/30177383/road-closures-with-anticipated-opening-dates

For more information about SCDOT, visit www.wscdot.org.   

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