Traffic lane reversals to aid in the coastal evacuation of South Carolina in advance of Hurricane Dorian will begin along key state roadways at noon Monday.
No lane reversals have been ordered for U.S. 501 or Highway 544 in Horry County.
However, traffic reversals will occur from Charleston to Columbia and in Hilton Head, according to the S.C. Emergency Management Division.
In addition to Horry County, visitors and residents from specific zones in Colleton, Beaufort, Jasper, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkley and Georgetown Counties will be on the evacuation route.
A full, four-lane reversal on I-26 in Charleston will begin at the interchange of I-26 and I-526.
The full reversal continues west until the I-26 crossover to I-77, just outside of Columbia in Lexington County.
In Hilton Head, one lane will be reversed to create three lanes traveling west on U.S. 278 at the intersection of the Spanish Wells Drive and Moss Creek Village Drive for about two miles.
Follow this link for a map showing which exits will be closed during the lane reversal operation.
Traffic on I-26 will not be allowed to exit onto I-95.
Also, traffic on I-95 will not be allowed to exit onto I-26.
— SCDPS (@SCDPS_PIO) September 2, 2019
Gov. Henry McMaster on Sunday ordered evacuations by zones in coastal counties including Zone A in Horry County.
Use the interactive map linked here to determine if your home is in the evacuation zone.
Zone A in Horry County encompasses coastal properties that would be directly impacted by a significant storm surge and hurricane-force winds and includes:
- All areas east of U.S. Business 17 up to the intersection with US 17
- All areas east of U.S. 17 to the northern county line
- All flood prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.