Rains did $5.6 million damage to SC roads

The Associated PressSeptember 19, 2013 

State transportation officials say a summer of record-setting rains caused $5.6 million in damage to 132 roads across South Carolina.

Officials said Thursday that seven roads remain closed, but they are mostly lightly traveled mountain routes.

Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Poore said the state only had $2.2 million set aside for emergency road maintenance, so the rest of the bill will have to come from money set aside for general maintenance.

More than $4 million of damage was done in 11 Upstate counties.

At least a dozen places across South Carolina reported the wettest period they have ever had between June and August. Areas in the Upstate received more than 30 inches of rain.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service