SC tests hurricane lane reversals on coastal roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - It's hurricane season, so South Carolina state troopers and other officers are practicing plans to reverse traffic on major highways near the coast in case of a hurricane.

The Public Safety Department says officers will be out all day Monday testing lane reversal plans. The exercise won't affect traffic, but there will be a number of people on the shoulders of some coastal highways.

The state put plans in place to reverse lanes on Interstate 26 out of Charleston, U.S. 21 and 278 out of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County and U.S. 501 and state Highway 544 out of the Grand Strand after huge traffic jams when Hurricane Floyd threatened the state in 1999.

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