Matthew Leaves Trail of Destruction

Storms come and go, but when they go, often there are massive clean-ups to do and this storm was no exception. The killer storm swept across the Caribbean and north, basically along the east coast of the Southern States then out to sea.

Those travelling south into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida need to consider carefully their travel off the Interstates, Even some sections of the Interstate System remain closed.

Monday, Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m.: The North Carolina DOT says I-95 is still closed in several locations as of its 1 p.m. update Monday. The agency says the interstate is closed in both directions from exit 73 through exit 58, and from exit 31 through exit 13 due to flooding.

Additionally, I-40 westbound is closed between exit 341 and exit 334 between Newton Grove and Benson.

South Carolina’s latest update, which was 6 p.m. Sunday, indicated all interstates were open throughout the state. There are still a number of state roads closed or blocked in the state.

In Georgia, the mandatory evacuation has been lifted for everywhere except the barrier islands. I-95 and I-16 are both open in the state.

Florida, where the storm dumped rain and wind Friday morning before making landfall in South Carolina on Saturday, has only two road closures as of Monday morning – State Route A1A in Flagler Beach and State Route 206 in Crescent Beach.