Traffic Alert: Tree Down on River Road, Friday, 2:00 pm

We received notification at 2:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2022, from St. Johns Fire District that River Road is closed at Burden Creek Road due to a large tree across the roadway. You may want to find an alternate route. Avoid travel this afternoon if at all possible.

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Hurricane Ian is bearing down on the Lowcountry causing increased flooding . When you see flood waters ahead, please turn around, don’t drown. A recent tweet from Charleston County reminds us not to drive through standing water, especially if barriers have been put up across the road.

If you come to an area that is covered with flood water, you will not know the depth of the water, the condition of the ground under the water, or if a man hole cover has popped open. In addition, road beds may be washed out under flood waters and you may get stuck in muddy water or worst case scenario, drown.

People underestimate the force and power of water. Six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult, and it takes only two feet of rushing water to float most vehicles. More than half of all flood fatalities result from automobiles being swept downstream. Please stay safe. Remember:

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Traffic Alert: Tree Down on Bohicket Rd Friday, 5:45 am

We received notification at 5:45 am Friday, September 30, 2022 from St. Johns Fire District, that a large tree is down near 2300 Bohicket Road completely blocking the roadway. This is near Edenvale Road. Expect delays in the area. You may want to find an alternate route and it might be advisable to stay off the roads entirely.

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President Biden to Leave Kiawah Island Today

Today President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will depart Kiawah Island. Traffic is expected to be impacted today when the motorcade transports the President to the airport. All directions of traffic will be shut down for a minimum of 30 minutes. The departure of President Biden is expected to take place late this morning or early in the afternoon.

In the meantime, increased security measures are in place while the president is on Kiawah.

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President Biden to Visit Kiawah Island August 10

As reported in the August 9 edition of The Post and Courier, President Biden and the first lady will be vacationing on Kiawah Island from August 10 through August 16. Air traffic over Kiawah will be restricted starting 1:30 pm, August 10 until 9:00 pm, August 16. Commercial flights flying in and out of Charleston Airport should not be affected. However, local traffic will most likely be impacted. No additional information regarding traffic delays is available at this time.

It is recommended that Seabrook residents and guests allow extra traveling time if they leave or return to the island on Wednesday, August 10 as well as Tuesday, August 16.  Check your favorite media outlets for updates on his arrival and departure. Click here to read The Post and Courier article.

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Be Alert: School Starts Soon

Most of the schools in the area will begin their fall session on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. That means beginning August 10, students, teachers, and other school employees will begin returning to school for orientations, meetings, and extracurricular activities.

This all will bring more traffic on the roads, so give yourself extra time to travel on or off the island early in the morning as well as in the mid-afternoon. In addition, during those times of day, you are likely to encounter school buses on the road. Extra patience and caution are often required.

South Carolina state law mandates that a motorist stops for a stopped school bus with flashing red lights under these conditions: 

  • If you are on a two-lane highway, such as Main Road or Maybank, and traveling in either direction, you must stop;
  • If you are on a multi-lane highway, such as Betsy Kerrison Parkway, and traveling behind the bus, you must stop
  • If you are on a multi-lane highway and meet a stopped school bus heading toward you, you do not have to stop but should simply slow down and pass with caution.

When you have stopped, you must not proceed until the bus moves or the driver signals to you that the way is clear, or the red lights are no longer flashing. The fine for passing a stopped school bus can be as much as $2,000 and six points for a first offense.

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Traffic Alert-Main Road

We received notification at 1:15 pm Friday, August 5, 2022 of a traffic accident at Main Road and Highway 17. Traffic is backed up on Main Road in both directions. Expect delays in the area. You may want to find an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Main Road Tuesday, 10:30 am

We received notification at 10:30 am Tuesday, July 26, 2022, that traffic is stopped on Main Road between Patton Avenue and Kitford Road. You may want to find an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Bohicket Closed Monday, 2:00 pm

We received notification at 2:00 pm Monday, July 25, 2022, that Bohicket Road is closed in both directions as the result of a tree being down less than a mile from Ace Hardware headed to West Ashley. Expect delays in the area. You may want to find an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Accident at Bohicket and Plow Ground on Monday, July 11

We received notification from St. Johns Fire Department at 7:00 am on Monday, July 11 that Bohicket Road is closed at Plow Ground Rd for a vehicle collision with entrapment. Please seek alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Accident on Bohicket Road on June 22

We received notification from St. Johns Fire Department today at 9:35 am Wednesday, June 22, that there is an accident on Bohicket Road in the Seabrook bound lane just beyond the Presbyterian Church. You may want to find an alternate route.

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Traffic Alert: Accident on River Rd on Friday June 17

We received notification at 2:15 pm on Friday, June 17, that River Road is closed at Brownswood Road for a major vehicle collision. This will be an extended closure. You may want to find an alternate route.

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