CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – As Hurricane Michael makes its way towards the United States, officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation are beginning to make preparations for any impacts the storm may have on our area.
Forecasters say the storm is expected to strengthen into a category three storm as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico, and may make landfall somewhere in the Florida Panhandle this week.
If Hurricane Michael continues its current path, it could bring heavy rain and strong winds to many areas across South Carolina.
SCDOT officials say they are currently reviewing resources to fulfill any needs that would be required in the event the storm strikes the state.
Transportation leaders remind motorists that several repair projects are ongoing in the Pee Dee and coastal regions of the state resulting from Hurricane Florence and the widepread flooding that occurred last month.
They are asking motorists to please use extra caution when driving in those areas and to obey posted warning and directional signs.
Drivers are also urged not to drive around any barricades that have been used to close a road or bridge.