PLANTERSVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Schools of minnows have found new temporary homes on some flooded roads in Plantersville.
“So far its pretty localized around the streams and rivers coming out of the swamp, you got the Pee Dee River, Black Creek, that all feed into the Georgetown area and pretty much that’s where we’re seeing most of the flooding right now, around these low areas,” said Sgt. Andrew Godowns with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Some of the most flooded areas in Plantersville branch off from the intersection of Plantersville Road and Exodus Drive. You’ll find completely flooded roads if you head north, south, and east from the intersection. The water levels vary depending on where you are.
Earlier today, Charleston and Mount Pleasant, I believe, were out earlier and they were running a boat in this section, you’ve got to figure, it’s deep enough to run a boat on the roadway,” Godowns said.
The flooded roads have been closed for the public’s safety and SCDNR officials are keeping watch.
“You don’t ever want to drive around any of the barricades for fear of what is under the water. If the roads been washed away, something’s happened with the bridge, it can cause a serious incident to occur,” Godowns said.
If you can’t drive through it, it’s not a good idea to try to walk through it either, and not just because the road might not even be there.
“There’s things that live in the water that move up with the water as it moves, you don’t want to have any incidents with the animals, such as an alligator,” said Godowns.