Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is advising the public to make safety a top priority as forecast floodwaters impact South Carolina’s transportation system in the coming days.
“If you encounter standing water on a highway, please do not attempt to drive through it for safety reasons,” Acting Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said. “We ask that you notify law enforcement.”
Should the public find water standing on roads or notice problems with roads or bridges, SCDOT asks that they contact local law enforcement agencies or the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Those agencies are first responders and will contact SCDOT crews as needed.
SCDOT crews in every county across the state have been preparing for floodwaters predicted to impact South Carolina from Hurricane Joaquin.
Hall urges citizens to monitor weather conditions and to stay alert for advisories from federal, state and local agencies.
A copy of the 2015 South Carolina Hurricane Guide is available at all state welcome centers along South Carolina interstates, Walgreen’s stores, and can be downloaded here.
The annual Oliver Hardy Festival, which was schueduled for Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Harlem, Georgia has been cancelled for this year due to expected heavy rainfall this weekend.