SCDOT: Road closures from flooding down 66 percent

Published: Oct. 19, 2015 at 8:36 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The number of road closures since the historic flooding stands at 183 on Monday, down from a peak of 541 on Oct. 5, the state's Department of Transportation chief said Monday.

"In less than two weeks, our forces have been able to achieve a two-thirds reduction from the peak number of road closures from the historic flooding in South Carolina," Acting Secretary Hall said.

Hall said approximately 300 SCDOT highway work crews assigned to the event. Thirty-seven debris collection trucks and trailers are operating.

All interstate highways are open, however 16 primary routes remained closed statewide.

SCDOT officials say the majority of the current closures are within the state's secondary system.

Click here for the latest list of road closures.

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