Expect More Traffic Than Normal On Roadways

As folks flee Hurricane Irma, roads in the MIdlands are getting busy.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -  Thousands of people are streaming into South Carolina as residents from neighboring states are fleeing Hurricane Irma's high winds.

There is congestion on Interstate 95, Interstate 26, and Highway 321 due to people from Florida and Georgia coming into the state.

SC Department of Transportation Director Christy Hall said an estimated 92,000 additional vehicles had come into the state, and that number was expected to ride. 

Sgt. Bob Beres with the SC Highway Patrol said locals should use the back roads if they can to alleviate some of the congestion.

Troopers are teaming with the South Carolina National Guard to clear accidents as quickly as possible.

The roads could get a little more congested.

 

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