TRAFFIC ALERT - I-26 lane reversal will end at 6 p.m. Thursday, SCDOT

TRAFFIC ALERT - I-26 lane reversal will end at 6 p.m. Thursday, SCDOT
Troopers flush I-26 east Tuesday morning to make sure there are no cars remaining before turning all lanes in the westbound direction (Source: SCDPS)

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC/WIS) - SCDOT officials say I-26 lane reversals will end Thursday night.

Authorities made the announcement Wednesday afternoon stating that the I-26 reversal will end at 6 p.m. Thursday with the eastbound lane eventually being reopened to travel from Columbia going into Charleston

Right now, troopers have closed I-26 eastbound between Charleston and Columbia and flipped all lanes to the westbound direction for the evacuation of the coastal counties.

Crews have set up hurricane evacuation lanes from the I-26 and the I-77 interchange near Columbia to the I-26 and I-526 interchange in Charleston.

People who live in the following coastal areas have been ordered to evacuate:

Northern South Carolina Coast (All Zones):

  • Horry County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Georgetown County Evacuation Zones A, B, C

Central South Carolina Coast (All Zones)

  • Charleston County Evacuation Zones A, B, C
  • Dorchester County Evacuation Zones D, E, F
  • Berkeley County Evacuation Zones B, G, H, I

If you are unsure of the zone you live in, visit the SC Emergency Management Division website and enter your address into the Zone Finder.

South Carolina's emergency helpline is now active around the clock. Anyone with questions related to Hurricane Florence should call the Public Information Phone System at 1-866-246-0133.

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