Columbia, SC (AP) — Interstate 95 is now completely open in South Carolina, nearly two weeks after historic flooding across much of the state.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) said Tuesday morning that the northbound lanes of the highway in Clarendon County are now open.
A 13-mile stretch of the road had been closed since the heaviest rains fell October 3rd and 4th. Officials say they still need to inspect and shore up bridges over swampy areas including the Black River and Pocotaligo River.
The southbound lanes of I-95 had reopened Monday.
Motorists had been taking a long detour up I-26 to Columbia and back along I-20 to Florence to avoid the closed part of the highway.
Also Tuesday, officials said crews had temporarily fixed a breach in the canal that supplies Columbia’s drinking water.