Myrtle Beach police investigating suspicious package near downtown, roads closed

Myrtle Beach police are investigating a suspicious package on the 700 block of Main Street.

Officers have closed several streets near the downtown location as they tend to the scene. People are asked to avoid the area near. Traffic is being rerouted in some areas.

Main Street is off U.S. Highway 501 near the old Pavilion site in downtown.

Development and Horry County reporter Tyler Fleming joined The Sun News in May of 2018. He covers other stuff too, like reporting on beer, bears, breaking news and Coastal Carolina University. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 and was the 2017-18 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. He has won (and lost) several college journalism awards.