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Traffic troubles on Folly Beach

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

The Memorial Day weekend signals the start of major traffic problems for the City of Folly Beach.

It's not unusual to see bumper to bumper traffic backed up several miles on Folly Road. It could take between 45 minutes to an hour to get on the island.

"Everybody knows one road in and one road out, one lane in one lane out," said Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin. "You come early, pack your patience and wait."

Officials say there's bound to be problems when most people come to beach at the same time and leave at the same time.

"Anytime you try to get 60,000 cars in a 12 hour period in and off an island you're going to have traffic concerns, "said Folly Beach Director of Public Safety Dennis Brown.

Brown said over the weekend he saw some cases of road rage.

"You sit in the 90 degrees for eight hours, you just want to get home and we want folks to get home. Just understand it's going to take some time," Brown said.

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