Lowcountry wakes up to power outages, road closures day after Matthew

Published: Oct. 9, 2016 at 11:16 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than 200,000 remained without power Sunday morning, the day after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the McClellanville.

LOOK HERE: Power outages reported in the Lowcountry

The storm downed trees and power lines, caused flooding over parts of the Lowcountry and brought winds long enough to prompt emergency services to temporarily suspend service for the safety of crews.

LOOK HERE: Road closures related to Hurricane Matthew

Cities and counties imposed curfews, warning residents that it was safer to stay home than to try to venture out.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation issued a statement Saturday night urging people not to travel.

"Conditions are still hazardous with the possibilities of trees, debris and downed power lines blocking roads," the statement read in part.

Authorities reminded motorists to not attempt to drive around any barricades they see because serious dangers may not be immediately apparent.

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