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Lexington Two schools will be closed again Tuesday, October 6th

Lexington Two schools will be closed again Tuesday, October 6th

Due to road closings and other water-related issues, Lexington Two schools will be closed again Tuesday, October 6th. Lexington School District Two FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 5, 2015 Lexington School District Two – Cancels School West Columbia — Lexington School District Two: Due to the concerns about the flooded areas of the school district and hazardous road conditions, Lexington […]

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West Columbia Boil Water Advisory Lifted, except Woodberry Road

West Columbia Boil Water Advisory Lifted, except Woodberry Road

Boil Water Advisory Lifted West Columbia Mayor Joseph “Joe” Owens is advising the public that the West Columbia boil water advisory for the following areas has been lifted:  All West Columbia water customers in the area bordered by US HWY 1 to the north, Watling Road to the west, Airport Boulevard to the south, and I-26 to the east. All […]

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Saluda River at Quail Hollow overflowing banks

Saluda River at Quail Hollow overflowing banks

These pictures are from the Quail Hollow pool area. Quail Hollow is off of US 378 (Sunset Boulevard) west of Lexington Medical Center. It shows the tennis court outside of the pool, with the Saluda River in the background. The river has risen above its bank, to flood the parking lot and tennis courts.          Photot by […]

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Traffic backed up on I-26, Gervais Street Bridge use limited

Traffic backed up on I-26, Gervais Street Bridge use limited

Vehicles were backed up for miles in the west bound lane of I-26 Monday morning, as law enforcement personnel diverted traffic off of the interstate at Exit 110 in West Columbia. There are S.C. Department of Transportation  (SCDOT) reports of flooding in the eastbound lane of I-26 too, as the Saluda river was swollen way beyond its banks, Monday morning.  Some […]

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Cayce boil water advisory citywide, roads closed, issues emergency numbers

Cayce boil water advisory citywide, roads closed, issues emergency numbers

From the City of Cayce Please remember that our City is under a citywide boil water advisory. As an extra precaution, we are asking that all residents boil their water before using! We are asking that ALL residents please stay off the road today as more rain is coming. If you are an emergency personnel or absolutely must travel, please […]

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Boil water advisory, river flooding could cause sewage overflow

Boil water advisory, river flooding could cause sewage overflow

Boil Water Advisory Issued Out of a precaution to address possible sewer overflow issues due to flooding in areas along the Saluda and Congaree Rivers, the City of West Columbia is advising all water customers in the following areas to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking: All West Columbia water […]

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West Columbia, Springdale offices closed, Monday, garbage pickup postponed

West Columbia, Springdale offices closed, Monday, garbage pickup postponed

City of West Columbia offices will be closed Monday, October 5, 2015 due to inclement weather. People are asked to check the city’s website at www.westcolumbiasc.gov for information on when city offices will reopen Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Only emergency services and critical area West Columbia personnel should report to work. Also closed: Springdale Town Hall will be closed Monday. Trash […]

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Gervais Street Bridge closed, I-26 EB Exit 110 closed

Gervais Street Bridge closed, I-26 EB Exit 110 closed

The Gervais Street Bridge, over the Congaree River in West Columbia, is closed. Law enforcement officials were on the bridge around 3 p.m. Sunday, blocking traffic. Earlier in the day onlookers lined the bridge to look at the rising water of the river after SCE&G opened a spillway to release high water in Lake Murray, into the Saluda River. The […]

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Mt. Hebron UMC opens Emergency Shelter.

Mt. Hebron UMC opens Emergency Shelter.

If you are in the West Columbia Area and have been told to evacuate, Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church is open as an Emergency Shelter. We are limited in what we can provide at this time, but we can offer a warm, dry place to sleep. *Please bring your own bedding. **There are no shower facilities available at this time. […]

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Cayce closes I-26 ramp, abides by curfew and suggests evacuation

Cayce closes I-26 ramp, abides by curfew and suggests evacuation

The City of Cayce is shutting down I-26 West entrance ramp from US 321 South due to water from the Congaree Creek flooding. The City of Cayce is also conducting a voluntary evacuation of the Riverland Park area. Officers will be in the area to assist residents. Please let us know if you need help! 794-0456 The City of Cayce […]

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