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Portion of Holmestown Road closed due to flooding

A nearly-submerged car in a ditch near Holmestown Road (Source: Andy Stein) A nearly-submerged car in a ditch near Holmestown Road (Source: Andy Stein)
Image of a flooded road in Surfside Beach. (Source: Marla Branson) Image of a flooded road in Surfside Beach. (Source: Marla Branson)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation is reporting a portion of Holmestown Road in Horry County is closed due to flooding.

According to information on SCDOT's website, Holmestown Road is closed from the U.S. 17 Bypass to Blue Jay Drive. 

Additionally, the SCDOT the Carolina Bays Parkway from S.C. 31 to U.S 501 is also closed due to flooding.

They are the latest two Horry County roads to deal with flooding as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting several roads are flooded as of 3:20 p.m. Friday, including:

  • US17 at FARROW PARKWAY
  • SC707 at MCDOWEL SHORT CUT
  • ATLANTIC AVE at DOG WOOD RD
  • DEER FIELD PLANTATION at US17 BUS
  • US17 BUS at TUPALOO BAY
  • SC31SB at US501SB RAMP
  • BROWN PELICAN DRIVE

Myrtle Beach Police at about 3:50 stated these roads were affected by flooding:

Within the City of Myrtle Beach, roadways to avoid at this time are: 
Oak Street in the area of the Post Office
Mr. Joe White and Kings Hwy
Porcher Ave in the area of 75th Ave North
Greens Boulevard in the area of Willow Run
Hwy 501 and Balsam St.

The City of North Myrtle Beach reported these roads were affected:

  • 600 Block of 22nd Ave North closed due to tree down with power lines in roadway. Santee Cooper notified
  •  Hwy 17 N/B outside lane (closest to sidewalk) from Windy Hill Rd to 33rd Avenue South flooded
  • Hwy 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway)- Watch for standing water in lanes and drive with caution. Several MVA's already fro hydroplaning.
  • Outside Lane (closest to sidewalk) of Hwy 17 between 9th Avenue South and Possum Trot Rd flooded both directions
  •  South Ocean Blvd from 11th Ave South- 14th Ave South is closed all directions

There are also reports that sections of Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet are flooded, and there is flooding across several roads in the Surfside Beach area.

Tune in to WMBF news online and on-air for the latest reports as we get them.

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