Dorchester, Georgetown Counties return emergency crews as wind speeds decrease

Dorchester, Georgetown Counties return emergency crews as wind speeds decrease
A tree knocked over a fence in the Wescott Plantation area Thursday morning

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County and Georgetown residents who decide to travel during the powerful winds of Hurricane Dorian were doing so at their own risk for some time during Dorian.

Emergency response crews were pulled off the roads when the hurricane’s winds reached more than 40 mph on Thursday afternoon.

That word came from county spokeswoman Tiffany Norton in Dorchester County, who said the county’s public safety, public works and transportation department vehicles were pulled off the roads because of sustained tropical storm-force winds.

In Georgetown, emergency response was suspended for all areas south of Highmarket Street until wind subsides.

Tropical storm-force winds have maximum sustained wind speeds of between 39 and 73 miles per hour.

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