Closures still in place as the Lowcountry recovers from Hurricane Matthew


(WCBD) — Several closures and power outages remain in Charleston and the surrounding counties due to the impact from Hurricane Matthew.

No evacuation orders remain, after evacuation orders for Georgetown and Horry counties were lifted on Monday morning. Returning residents are encouraged to exercise patience and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways and detours back to evacuated areas and are asked not to drive around barricades or use emergency lanes that are needed for first responders.

Motorists should prepare for fallen trees, downed power lines and standing water in and around roadways. Citizens also should anticipate power outages at their homes or businesses, which may last for several days or weeks.

Charleston County

  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School west of the Ashley
    • Closed Tuesday, October 11
  • Charleston County Convenience Centers (OPEN: Mon., Tues., Thur. – Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Wed., Sun. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
    • Bees Ferry Road Convenience Center – 1344 Bees Ferry Road – Open starting Tuesday, October 10
    • Edisto Convenience Center – 2844 Highway 174 – Open starting Tuesday, October 10
    • Hollywood Convenience Center – 5305 Highway 165 – Open starting Tuesday, October 10
    • McClellanville Convenience Center – 1775 River Road – Open starting Tuesday, October 10
    • Wadmalaw Convenience Center – 1558 Liberia Road – Open starting Tuesday, October 10
    • Signal Point Road Convenience Center – 1716 Signal Point Road (Hours *10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) NO LANDSCAPE WASTE
  • College of Charleston
    • Residence halls for students at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 11
    • Classes and college activities to resume on a normal schedule for Wednesday, October 12.
  • Citizens called to jury duty on Monday, Oct. 10 should not report to the courthouse.
  • Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th due to Hurricane Matthew Aftermath. New date is Monday, November 7, 2016.
  • Downtown Courthouse operations for non-essential personnel will be closed Monday, Oct. 10.
  • First Baptist School
    • Classes are canceled for Tuesday, October 11; will resume Wednesday
  • Lowcountry Regional EMS will resume service on Wednesday, October 12, unless weather conditions warrant a longer delay.
    • The Lowcountry Regional EMS Council office will open on Tuesday, October 11.
  • PACE Charter School
    • Closed Tuesday, October 11 due to power outage.
  • SC Works
    • Closed Tuesday, October 11
  • Trident Technical College
    • College offices will reopen Tuesday, October 11. Classes offered through Continuing Education will resume on Tuesday, October 11. Academic classes will resume on Wednesday, October 12.
  • Virginia College: Staff to report Tuesday, October 11. Classes to begin Wednesday, October 12.
  • William-Randolph Christian Preparatory School of the Arts
    • Closed Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12

Dorchester County

  • Dorchester District 2 resumes class on Wednesday, October 12
  • Dorchester District 4 will remain closed as of Wednesday, October 12

Berkeley County

  • Berkeley County school district: All classes and offices resume normal schedule on Wednesday, October 12th
  • Berkeley County Government will be closed Monday October 10.
  • All jurors scheduled to report for jury duty at the Berkeley County courthouse are excused for the week of October 10.
  • SC Works
    • Closed Tuesday, October 11

Colleton County

  • All schools are canceled on Wednesday, October 12th

Clarendon County

  • All school districts in Clarendon County are closed on Monday and will resume Tuesday, October 11.

Georgetown County (Evacuation orders have been lifted)

  • Georgetown County School District will remain closed through Friday, October 14.
    • Thursday, October 13, all 240-day employees are to report to work.
    • Friday, October 14, will be a work day for ALL Georgetown County School District employees. All employees are to report to work.

Horry County (Evacuation orders have been lifted)

  • All Horry County Government offices and courts will remain closed Monday, October 10.
  • Circuit Court jurors for this week have been excused.
  • All schools in Horry County are closed on Monday, October 10. A decision regarding Tuesday’s schedule will be released Monday afternoon.

Orangeburg County

  • South Carolina State will remain closed on Monday, October 10 as the university continues to recover from the storm.
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College will be closed and all classes cancelled on Tuesday, October 11.
  • Students in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3,4, & 5 will return to school on Monday, October 17, 2016.  All school activities will resume according to their regular schedules.

Williamsburg County

  • County government offices will remain closed on Monday, October 10
  • Williamsburg County School District will be closed Monday, October 10– Friday, October 14
    • School will resume on Monday, October 17, on a 2-hour delay
  • Curfew is still in effect until further notice
  • Boil Water Advisory is in place for the Town of Kingstree (cook drinking and cooking water for at least two minutes before use.)

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