Major flooding causes road closures in Allendale Co.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Part of Highway 301 in Allendale is damaged after flooding. (Photo credit: Rick Gooding)
Part of Highway 301 in Allendale is damaged after flooding. (Photo credit: Rick Gooding)

ALLENDALE, S.C. (WRDW) -- Some roads in Allendale are closed after rain and rising creeks flooded the area.

Here's a list of current road closures:

  • Bluff Road behind Collum Lumber
  • Jenny's Road
  • Mt. Calvary Church Road

Late last night and earlier this morning, about seven additional roads were also closed. Allendale County Emergency Management Director Gidget Stanley-Banks says parts of the county got 6.3 inches of rain last night.

According to the Allendale County Sheriff's Office, the rain caused a dam to breach. Multiple holding ponds flowed together, which led to a number of the road closures.

"From what I know of, probably three accidents with vehicles went off into a ditch because of roads covered with water," said Lt. Steven Robinson.

Stanley-Banks says Allendale County is again under a flood warning Friday night until 10:14 p.m.

"Please, if you see a road that's partially covered or they think is covered, they don't need to drive on it because it may not look like a lot of water, but at night, it could be deep," Robinson said.



 
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