- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Interstate 95 is now completely open in South Carolina, nearly two weeks after historic flooding across much of the state.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that the northbound lanes of the highway in Clarendon County are now open.

A 13-mile stretch of the road had been closed since the heaviest rains fell Oct. 3 and 4. Officials say they still need to inspect and shore up bridges over swampy areas including the Black and Pocotaligo rivers.

The southbound lanes of I-95 had reopened Monday.

Motorists had been taking a long detour up I-26 to Columbia and back along I-20 to Florence to avoid the closed part of the highway.

Also Tuesday, officials said crews had temporarily fixed a breach in the canal that supplies Columbia’s drinking water.


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