Lexington County officials urged residents to stay home Monday night, although it’s not required.
Travel should be limited to “what is absolutely essential,” according to an announcement from the Sheriff’s Department.
Meanwhile, officials again urged residents who live near the lower Saluda River to go elsewhere as the threat of flood continues with the continuing release of water from Lake Murray upstream.
The releases keep the 47,500-acre lake from getting too full. “There’s absolutely no risk to the dam,” South Carolina Electric & Gas. Co. spokesman Eric Boomhower said.
Three shelters remain open:
▪ Lexington Leisure Center, 109 Park Road, Lexington
▪ Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, St. Andrews
▪ White Knoll High School, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Red Bank
All county offices, including courts and libraries, will be closed Tuesday.
Tim Flach: 803-771-8483