At 12:00 PM today, Governor McMaster’s mandatory coastal evacuation will commence.  The evacuation order requires lane reversals on some major South Carolina highways and interstates.

There have been questions to Emergency Preparedness regarding the lane reversals and just how far inland the lanes for I-26 are reversed.  According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the I-26 lane reversal ends at the I-26 and I-77 interchange. All I-26 traffic in the westbound lanes (normal traffic) will be diverted North onto I-77. All I-26 traffic in the eastbound lanes (reversed traffic) will be redirected back onto I-26 west.

Any other questions can be answered by visiting https://www.scdot.org/travel/stormResources.aspx.