Several roads close in Georgetown Co. ahead of flooding

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Josh shares Wednesday morning flood forecast

Road crews have closed at least a dozen streets in Georgetown County as floodwaters from Hurricane Florence continue to threaten the area.

The Waccamaw River is expected to crest Wednesday in Conway at 21.7 feet, nearly 4 feet higher than the previous record set in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew.

The river is expected to crest in Georgetown hours later.

According to the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, flood mitigation efforts continue in Georgetown on Highway 17 and Highway 521 due to the imminent threat of flooding.  

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office continues to urge residents to leave low-lying areas.

In a news release issued Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office said local, state and federal law enforcement officers are in position at traffic control points to mark communities that will need to be secured as the waters rise.  Residents with questions can call the Georgetown County Help Line at (843) 545-3273.

Members of the South Carolina National Guard have built a temporary barricade around the water treatment plant on Pawleys Island.

The Army Corps of Engineers built a similar barricade around key portions of Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

News 2 will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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