School Buses Come from Greenville to Pick Up Evacuees

Charleston, SC (WLTX) - School buses from Greenville are going to pick up evacuees from Charleston and take them back up to the Upstate to stay safe from Hurricane Matthew.

The SC Department of Transportation tweeted out a photo of the buses, all riding in a line, as they made their way through Columbia. There were set to pick up people at the North Charleston Coliseum. 

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Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that buses would be brought in from the Greenville Public School District to help in the effort to move people who didn't have transportation get away from the coast.

Haley has ordered an evacuation of most coastal communities. Areas near Charleston and Hilton Head are being asked to evacuate Wednesday, while regions in Georgetown and Horry Counties can begin leaving Thursday morning. Lanes are being reversed in those areas to ease congestion.

Matthew will have some impact on South Carolina, although the extent will not be known for at least another day or two. 

School buses from Greenville are working to pick up evacuees from Charleston and take them back up to the Upstate to stay safe in the storm. 

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