SCDOT Hurricane Report as of Sunday afternoon

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SCDOT Hurricane Florence Response as of Sunday showed widespread flooding occurring across the Northeast portion of the state. I-95 is closed due to flooding between mile marker 181 and 190. There are widespread road closures due to flooding on primary and secondary routes as well.

In District 2, which includes Anderson and Greenville Counties,  over the last 24 hours, 72 trees had been cleared from the roadway. All District 2 assistance crews have returned to their home counties and are prepared to assist as needed with any after effects of the storm. All counties are returning to normal operations. Crews are responding to downed tree calls as they are reported.

Across the state –
Widespread flooding is occurring in districts 4 and 5. District 5 has engaged in flood control activities on US 501 and US 378 by installing flood barriers in flood prone areas in anticipation of approaching floodwaters.
Assistance crews from the midlands are assisting District 5. Additional crews are prepared to assist with recovery efforts as needed. SCDOT continues daily communication and coordination with other emergency service providers.
In areas affected by flooding and downed trees, motorists are urged to obey all road closures. Never move or drive around barricades. Power outages are widespread through the affected regions of the state with many downed power lines across roads. Remember: It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Turn around, don’t drown!

1,940 Maintenance Employees Working in Response to Hurricane Florence 892 Vehicles & Heavy Equipment Working in Response to Hurricane Florence 125 Closures Due to Hurricane Florence (See attached report)

SCDOT Headquarters – Fuel inventories at SCDOT facilities are being monitored and adjusted to ensure adequate supplies for hurricane response activities. Disaster recovery contractors were prepositioned in several coastal counties and have completed their road clearing activities. They are standing by to assist with potential flood related debris removal operations. Appropriate emergency service teams are active in the Emergency Management Division’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).

 

Traffic Conditions – I-95 is closed due to flooding between mile marker 181 and 190. North Carolina DOT has closed I-95 between mile markers 65 and 81. Backups on I-20 at mile marker 116 associated with the lane closures on the bridge project are being monitored. Travelers should follow the instructions on the message boards. Check for the most up to date traffic information through the SC DOT 511 mobile app.

District Activities – Maintenance crews are actively responding to storm impacts. See individual districts below for specific activities.

District 1 Summary – Over the last 24 hours, 105 trees have been cleared from the roadway. All counties are currently planning to return to normal operations. Crews are prepared to assist other areas as needed.

District 2 Summary – Over the last 24 hours, 72 trees have been cleared from the roadway. All District 2 assistance crews have returned to their home counties and are prepared to assist as needed with any after effects of the storm. All counties are returning to normal operations. Crews are responding to downed tree calls as they are reported.

District 3 Summary – Over the last 24 hours, 25 trees have been cleared from the roadway. All District 3 assistance crews have returned to their home counties and are prepared to assist as needed with any after effects of the storm. All counties are currently scheduled to work 12 hour shifts. Crews are responding as needed.

District 4 Summary – Over the past 24 hours, 166 trees have been cleared from the roadway. There are seven assistance crews deployed to District 5. All counties are currently scheduled to work 12 hour shifts. All district counties are under a Flash Flood Watch. All counties are reporting periods of gusty winds and rain. All units in District 4 are checking and clearing bridge drains, checking shoulders for hazardous trees, and engaging in debris clearing and drainage correction activities. Counties are also working on post storm assessments plans. District Traffic Signal crews are on standby. District 5 Summary – Over the past 24 hours, 151 trees have been cleared from the roadway. Rain continues throughout the District with varying wind gusts. Winds continue to subside as the storm moves further west. First push road clearing operations have been completed, with the exception of locations that have power line entanglements. Crews are concentrating on flood mitigation in preparation for rising water levels in the rivers and streams across the district. 24 hour operations will continue throughout the duration of the storm. Construction, Signal Shop, and Bridge Inspection personnel are performing damage assessments and assisting with repairs as necessary.

District 6 Summary – Over the past 24 hours, 3 trees have been cleared from the roadway. All counties returned to normal operations today with signal and on call crews handling any emergency needs. Crews are prepared to assist as needed with any after effects of the storm.

District 7 Summary – Over the past 24 hours, 18 trees have been cleared from the roadway. District 7 has returned to normal operations with on-call crews handling any emergency needs. Crews are ready to assist as needed with any after effects of the storm.

Customer Service – The SCDOT Customer Service Center (CSC) will be open 24 hours throughout this event. o Since moving to 24 hour operations, the CSC has answered 6,559 calls related to Hurricane Florence. o Callers continue to get a live agent within 20 seconds or less.

Motorists are encouraged to use SCDOT’s 511 mobile app or to call 511 for current travel conditions.

Hurricane Florence Resources South Carolina Hurricane Guide: http://www.scemd.org SCDOT Storm Resources and Road Closures: http://www.scdot.org Updates of activities will be reported through SCDOT’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Traffic information and evacuation routes can be found on the SCDOT 511 mobile app.