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Old 10-04-2015, 02:43 AM
 
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I have family in Atlanta who want to try to get to Charleston, SC today (Sunday) where they live. They'll, of course, be checking travel advisories about the awful flooding in SC. However, if anyone living or traveling along the Atlanta/Charleston route has on-the-ground first-hand information, it's always helpful to hear from local people. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Read the paper, Much of Charleston is closed. Only a nut would try to travel today.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I don't think the interstate floods, and road and street closures are a localized issue in the Charleston region. I live in the West Ashley part of the city and haven't had any problem driving, but until further notice the Charleston Police Department is granting only very limited access to downtown.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: SOB-Charleston.SC
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I don't think the interstate floods, and road and street closures are a localized issue in the Charleston region. I live in the West Ashley part of the city and haven't had any problem driving, but until further notice the Charleston Police Department is granting only very limited access to downtown.
I 26 was closed at Romney earlier this morning ... limited traverse on I 26 at I 526. I don't know where things stand at this point.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:50 AM
 
Location: SOB-Charleston.SC
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I have family in Atlanta who want to try to get to Charleston, SC today (Sunday) where they live. They'll, of course, be checking travel advisories about the awful flooding in SC. However, if anyone living or traveling along the Atlanta/Charleston route has on-the-ground first-hand information, it's always helpful to hear from local people. Thanks.

Weather channel is reporting that the Columbia and Greenville areas are getting badly hit as of now... I don't know how they were planning on driving back ... but it seems the I 16 to I 95 to Route 17 at Beaufort is open at this point.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:29 AM
 
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Thanks, all. Yes, I wish my family members wouldn't travel today, but they are. Anyway, they've decided to head towards Savannah, stay overnight, then get up to Charleston. So they did heed warnings about Columbia-Greenville. I wish you all the best for dealing with this horrible storm with the bullseye over SC for three days.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I'm not in SC, but you can look at SC DOT webcams here: South Carolina 511 . I probably wouldn't travel today if I had a choice. Most of the roads aren't that bad, but there definitely is serious flooding in some areas. Just not worth it unless you really NEED to be on the roads.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'm just catching up with the news. No interstate travel. Turn around if you can.
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: SOB-Charleston.SC
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I'm just catching up with the news. No interstate travel. Turn around if you can.
An older and disabled (wheelchair bound) friend of mine just came down from Macon... taking the Rt16 to Savannah to Rt 17 outside of Beaufort route...so far has had no problems...if he cant get to his home in the city we made arrangements for him to get to Daniel Island ...(which doesn't seem to have any problems at all)....via 526.. and spend the nite at my sons home there if necessary.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I-26 and I-20 are both closed because the bridges over the Broad and Congaree Rivers are closed; you won't be able to get to Charleston.
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