Agencies to conduct SC hurricane lane reversal drill

Published: Jun. 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2013 at 3:09 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and other agencies will be conducting a hurricane evacuation drill on Tuesday.

No traffic lanes will actually be reversed during the training exercise. Thus, the drill will not interfere with the flow of traffic.

Testing will be for lane reversal plans for Interstate 26, U.S. 21, U.S. 278, U.S. 501 and S.C. 544. The exercise will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Law enforcement officers and state personnel will be on the shoulder of the highway and at exits on Interstate 26, U.S. 501, and S.C. 544, U.S. 278 and U.S.  21 and drivers traveling on these roadways should exercise caution, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Simulated lane reversals will also be on U.S. 278 and U.S. 21. There will also be equipment and personnel stationed along these roadways leading out of Hilton Head and Beaufort.

SCDOT equipment will be stationed along on U.S. 278 from Almenda to Hampton in Hampton County.

Law enforcement personnel and traffic control devices will be along Interstate26 from the intersection of I-526 and I-26 in Charleston to I-77 and I-26 in Columbia.

Traffic control equipment and personnel will be on U.S. 501 beginning at S.C. 544 and ending at U.S. 378 and between S.C. 22 and the Marion bypass.

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