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Marion County emergency officials issue warnings to residents over flooding

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Marion County Emergency Management officials said on Facebook Monday that areas in the county were experiencing river flooding, which continued through Tuesday.

Along the Little Pee Dee River, the post said, homes and roads were flooding from Nichols to Knife Island Landing. Several dirt roads were inaccessible that run off of Pee Dee Island Road.

Drivers were asked to be cautious driving on every road. On Tuesday, the MCEM posted pictures and videos to go along with the messages.

"Road repair crews ask for patience," one post read. "They are working many different areas throughout Marion County. Road crews tell us it is not just putting dirt back in a hole on the road,they have to figure out why the hole is there and repair and fill with other materials before the dirt can go on top. They said it is a safety hazard if they just fill with dirt. Water from flood can cause "sink holes" under the road and can washout over the road. Please "Turn Around, Don't Drown" when you see water on the road."

One specific road having flooding issues was Knife Island Court, which experienced serious flooding.

WMBF News is working to learn more about any additional road closures. Check back for updates.

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