Flooding still a danger in northeastern South Carolina


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Flooding from the rains of Hurricane Matthew is still a danger in the northeastern part of South Carolina.

The National Weather Service said late Sunday that flooding is still a threat along the Great Pee Dee River in Marion and Florence counties as well as the Black River in Williamsburg County.

Flooding is also still a risk along the Little Pee Dee River at Galivants Ferry in Horry County.

Forecasters said flooding continues along the Waccamaw River at Conway.

Electric utilities in South Carolina reported about 5,000 customers had no service Monday morning. The biggest problems are in the Pee Dee area.

The Department of Transportation reported 107 roads were still closed by the storm, along with 23 bridges.

Nearly 500 DOT employees were working on storm recovery.

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