State roads slowly reopening in SC after historic storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Contractors and road crews are making progress reopening state bridges and highways in South Carolina after this month’s historic rains.

The state Transportation Department reports that as of Sunday evening, 138 roads and 52 state bridges remained closed because of the storm which dumped more than 2 feet of rain in some areas.

That’s down from almost 550 state roads and bridges that were closed at the height of the storm.

The department reports that 16 primary routes – that is state and federal highways – remain closed in places around the state. Most of those are in Richland County where six primary routes remain closed.

At the end of last week almost 350 county-owned roads and bridges in the state were closed.

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