Roads reopen after small dam was breached in Colleton County

Colleton County News

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Traffic has resumed on Highway 17A South in Colleton County after a small dam was breached earlier in the day on Thursday.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation began looking for the source of flood water covering portions of Highway 17A South (Hendersonville Highway) from Peniel Road to Mable T. Willis Blvd. and later located the source at a small pond behind a driving range.

According to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, the breach caused millions of gallons of water to flow over the roads. Travelers were asked to avoid the area for most of the day.

The sheriff’s office said no residents were injured and no homes destroyed by the breach.

It is unclear if the damage to the dam was part of the severe weather that moved across the county on Monday.

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