SCDOT has closed the Socastee Swing Bridge
SCDOT has closed the Socastee Swing Bridge to vessel traffic due to rising flood waters. SCDOT will advise when the bridge is open to vessel traffic once flood waters have receded to allow for safe operation of the bridge.
If you are planning to drive to the coast, check your route with SCDOT at 1-855-467-2368 for updated road conditions and latest closures.
SCDNR Declares Temporary Hunting Closures in Portions of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River Drainages
Revised and Updated - 9/18/2018
Due to the extreme high river level and widespread flooding following Hurricane Florence, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, teal, Canada geese, hogs and coyotes. The Department has received contacts from numerous concerned sportsmen. The flooding has created potential for exploitation of game species that are deprived of their normal escape routes and confined to small areas of high ground.
Effective at 12:01 am on Wednesday, September 19th, a 10-day closure of the hunting season for all game species excluding alligator, dove, teal, Canada geese, hogs and coyotes will be in effect. The current closure will continue until 11:59 pm on Friday, September 28th, 2018. SCDNR will continue to monitor flooded areas to adjust the closure zones and timeframes as conditions change. Any changes will be posted on the SCDNR website. This closure affects all public and private lands included within the areas described below.
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