I-95 (from I-26 to I-20) Returns to Partial Service

Columbia, S.C. (Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 5:15 p.m.) -- Based on review and input from SCDPS the South Carolina Highway Patrol recommends a partial opening of I-95.  For the area south of the I-95 bridges over the Black and Pocotaligo rivers, I-95 Southbound can be re-opened at Exit 119 (SC 261) and all southbound ramps be opened to the south all the way to I-26.

For the area north of the I-95 bridges, I-95 northbound from Exit 132 (SC 527) northbound and all northbound ramps can be opened to the north all the way to I-20.

For LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY the following portions of I-95 may be re-opened to local, emergency and relief traffic.

I-95 northbound can be opened from Exit 90 (US 176) to Exit 119 (SC 261) in Manning for LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY.  I-95 will remain closed to all traffic at Exit 119.

I-95 southbound can be opened from Exit 157 (US 76) to Exit 132 (SC 527) for LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY.  I-95 will remain closed to all traffic at Exit 132.

Through traffic will continue to detour with northbound traffic using I-26 west to I-77 north, to I-20 east, to I-95 north  and southbound traffic using I-20 west, to I-77 south, to I-26 east to I-95 south.

The SCEMD is  actively evaluating I-95 for additional re-openings.  Review of the bridges over the Black and Pocotaglio rivers was completed earlier today and cannot be re-opened at this time.  They will re-evaluate these tomorrow afternoon or early Thursday.

They will continue to monitor these Columbia area bridges.  Should levels increase, they will again close portions of these interstates in the interest of the traveling public’s safety.

For more information about road conditions statewide, visit www.scdot.org

For information about Severe Flooding Disaster Response, visit www.scemd.org