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Live Wednesday updates on road closures in Horry County

Drone video of workers attempting to shore up Highway 501 at Conway, South Carolina

Efforts are being made to prevent Highway 501 in Conway from flooding over. Myrtle Beach would be cut off if the area floods, but Conway residents are worried the project will cause water to back up and further flood areas around town.
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Efforts are being made to prevent Highway 501 in Conway from flooding over. Myrtle Beach would be cut off if the area floods, but Conway residents are worried the project will cause water to back up and further flood areas around town.

More than 200 roads are still closed in Horry County as of Tuesday morning due to flooding impacts, according to online maps.

The county’s most popular routes that are closed include portions of S.C. 905, S.C. 19 and Pee Dee Highway. U.S. 701 is closed in Conway from Mill Pond Road to Chicora Boulevard. A portion of S.C. 9 is closed between S.C. 905 and S.C. 57.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, there were 194 county roads closed, according to county map showing the latest road information. There were about 40 state roads closed Wednesday morning, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation map.

S.C. 22 and S.C. 90 remains open Wednesday. 

Officials announced U.S. 501 will close in both directions at Lake Busbee as work continues on flood barrier removal.

SCDOT will begin removing the barriers that line 501 Monday, and drivers are asked to avoid the area. The traffic around those barriers has created major backups since being put in place ahead of flooding from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. But the traffic issues will not be fixed while barrier removal is beginning.

More than a dozen roads are closed in the Socastee area due to flooding. Those roads are around neighborhoods. Socastee Boulevard remains open, but a portion of Enterprise Road is closed.

Here is a map of S.C. Department of Transportation road closures.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

Efforts are being made to prevent Highway 501 in Conway from flooding over. Myrtle Beach would be cut off if the area floods, but Conway residents are worried the project will cause water to back up and further flood areas around town.

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