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SCDOT Prepared for Tropical Storm Response

Matt Ball on June 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will have crews working around the clock along the SC coast beginning Monday night, June 6, to respond to potentially adverse road conditions caused by Tropical Storm Colin.

SCDOT crews will monitor conditions on interstate highway and major primary routes along the coast and in affected areas. Additional crews in other areas of the state are on standby and can be used if necessary.

SCDOT crews will be checking for flooding conditions; closing roads if necessary; using signs and barricades; notifying the public of road closure information; and engaging in debris removal operations as needed.

SCDOT crews working tonight include units in Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Horry, Marion, Florence, Darlington, Clarendon, Hampton, Calhoun, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Dillon, Marlboro, Barnwell, Allendale and Aiken counties.

In addition, SCDOT’s Traffic Management Centers will be working extended hours.

For current road conditions around the clock, the public and media can visit SCDOT’s web page at www.scdot.org. (Direct link:

Road condition information is also available at SCDOT’s 511 Traveler Information Page http://www.511sc.org/.

SCDOT’s social media will be updated throughout the weather event:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCDOTPress

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCDOT/

SCDOT reminds motorists to use caution during adverse weather and to avoid driving in hazardous conditions. Flooded conditions should be reported to local law enforcement or the SC Highway Patrol.

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