Gov. Nikki Haley lifted the evacuation order for Horry and Georgetown counties Monday morning that had been issued for Hurricane Matthew.
The order for those in Zone A, which had been issued nearly a week ago, was lifted at 8 a.m. There are no evacuation orders remaining in the state, although certain areas may be closed by local officials for safety precautions.
Those returning to homes are expected to encounter heavy traffic because of blocked roadways that will result in detours.
Although weather conditions have improved, 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.