Savannah hotels available for evacuees traveling from north

Savannah hotels available for evacuees traveling from north
(Source: WTOC)

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - From traffic to lodging, major interstates are already flooding with evacuees from the North.

Even with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster lifting mandatory evacuation orders for several Lowcountry counties, travelers from farther north are still making their way to safer ground.

We checked in with Visit Savannah whose president says after checking in with area hotels, very few are reporting cancellations. In fact, some are getting new reservations as a result of evacuations in states to the north. With regard to Georgia's highways, the Georgia Department of Transportation is in a holding pattern, ramping up CHAMP unit patrols and preparing for any potential storm impacts on Coastal Georgia.

A GDOT spokeswoman says some have been asking her office about any potential road closures, specifically about the Talmadge Bridge.

"We are not closing the Talmadge Bridge. We will give motorists and residents of Chatham County plenty of notice before that comes," said Jill Nagel, GDOT.

Back to lodging, Visit Savannah says there are still plenty of hotel rooms and short-term vacation rentals around the Savannah area.

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