Hundreds of roads remain closed in South Carolina

Oct 8, 2015 9:46 AM by Cheryl Wengren

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - About 400 roads and bridges across South Carolina remain closed as crews continue to assess damage caused by flooding.

The Emergency Management Division says about two dozen shelters remained open across the state as of Wednesday night.

Officials say electricity has been restored to all but about 200 customers.

A nearly 15-mile stretch of Interstate 95 remains closed between Interstates 20 and 26.

A historic storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of rain onto central South Carolina last weekend left the Black and Pocotaligo rivers overflowing with fast-moving water, meaning inspectors haven't been able to eyeball the underside of bridges over the waterways.


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