SCDOT Closes 70 Miles of I-95 Due to Record Flooding
10/4/2015 3:53 PM -- The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has closed a 70-mile section of I-95 between the I-20 and I-26 interchanges. The action was taken early this afternoon on Sunday, October 4. The decision to close this portion of I-95 was made due to a number of flooded sections of the interstate that required several detours.
The alternate route is I-20 Florence to I-77 around Columbia, then onto I-26 east for motorists to return to I-95. Northbound travelers would reverse this route.
The closing of this portion of I-95 was closely coordinated by SCDOT Acting Secretary Christy A. Hall and South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) Director Leroy Smith.
In addition, Acting Secretary Hall has reached out to North Carolina DOT and Georgia DOT to coordinate this information and make it available for motorists in both states.
Traveler information is available on the SCDOT website; www.scdot.org