With I-95 closed, SC Highway Patrol warns of heavy traffic toward the coast as evacuation orders are lifted

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Portions of I-95 are closed due to flooding, courtesy of Florence. (Source: SCDOT)Portions of I-95 are closed due to flooding, courtesy of Florence. (Source: SCDOT)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –

The South Carolina Highways Patrol is urging caution for commuters on state roadways after Governor Henry McMaster lifted coastal evacuation orders on Saturday. 

Florence, now a tropical depression, has dropped several inches of rain in the Pee Dee and Grand Stand regions, causing flooding in those areas. 

As of noon on Saturday, evacuation orders were lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties along with Edisto Beach in Colleton County. The evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted at 9 a.m. 

One main option is closed at the time due to flooding, courtesy of Florence. 

  • Dillon County: I-95 northbound is closing near mm181 due to flooding. Use exit 181 and follow detour back to I-95

SCDPS offered alternate routes around this closure: 

Troopers are also posting where road closures are happening across the area. 

MORE: Tracking Florence 

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