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UPDATED: What you need to know about I-26 reversals and closures ahead of Florence

Expect delays

Lauren Hurlock Sep 11, 2018 12:25 PM
Crews work Tuesday to alter traffic patterns ahead of I-26 lane reversals
UPDATE: Per SCDOT, the I-26 lane reversals will end Thurs. at 6 p.m. Westbound I-26 will still be open, but east bound lanes will be closed.

On Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster announced eastbound lanes on I-26 would be reversed so the the estimated 1 million people ordered to evacuate can do so safely. But there's a little confusion about exactly what to expect if you're evacuating or just trying to get across town, so let's take a look. Pro tip: Check out to get a look at how traffic is flowing on highways near you.

Here are the basics of what you need to know:
If you're trying to get around Charleston:
If you are evacuating:

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