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River Flooding and Road Closures

Myrtle Beach, South...
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River Flooding and Road Closures

Im a local who is currently in NJ Internet sites are showing 501, 95 and rte 9 with closures. Rivers are still expected to rise. Want to return this coming Sunday. Any educated opinions out there as to best travel route and best time frame.Thanks in advance

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Kansas
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1. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

https://www.scdot.org

Any Beach
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2. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

This might help a little....zoom in to see more camera icons.....

https://www.511sc.org/

Decatur, GA
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3. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

Tony, you might want to also check NC conditions. It was way worse there and I-40 north of Wilmington as well as I-95 were closed and it might take a while to sort out, especially considering that they will inspect the road after the water clears.

Statesville, North...
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4. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach on 9/30. What are the best routes to take from Statesville, N.C. to avoid flood damaged roads.

Brookneal, Virginia
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5. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

480dcole, we're headed down the day before, and we're waiting a few days to worry about this,

as the flood waters will recede quite a bit before then.

Here is the SC DOT road closure site dbw.scdot.org/RoadConditions/default.aspx

You should be familiar with the one in NC https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/

I'd check them in a week and see how much easier it will be to navigate.

Pawleys Island SC
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6. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

Tony - I guess it depends upon how bad you want to get back. I think the key is to get west and then head south. We drove back yesterday from Winston-Salem, NC. Our usual route was not available due to several roads closed for flooding or power lines down. It took us about 6 hours, including a quick lunch stop and a couple pee breaks.

From Winston-Salem, our route was I-40W to Statesville NC, I-77S to Columbia SC, Hwy 378 to Sumter, Hwy 521 through Manning to Georgetown, then Hwy 17 to Pawleys. It’s definitely the long way home, but it’s all good roads with nothing that looked even close to flooding. Don’t know what it takes for you to get to Winston-Salem, but heading down the east coast does not look good anywhere I can see. Good luck.

Myrtle Beach, South...
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7. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

Thank you PawleyDude and to everyone else who offered advice.

Belleville, Canada
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8. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

Question...will your GPS automatically give you a route away from road closures to your destination (Myrtle Beach). We will be driving down from Ontario, Canada in a few weeks, and won't have a clue where I am going in the best of times. I'm really only worried when we hit North Carolina and beyond to Myrtle.

Decatur, GA
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9. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

It likely depends on your GPS provider and what map database they use.

Medina, Ohio
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10. Re: River Flooding and Road Closures

someone posted yesterday they used the waze app.

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