Bridge Collapse In Newberry

The bridge at US 176 in Newberry is closed at Cannon Creek Bridge because of collapse. Picture by Brian Bonds.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation confirms a bridge failure at 176 Cannons Creek Bridge near Pomaria-Garmeny School. It’s one of dozens of bridges now closed due to flooding.

As of 10:30am Sunday morning SCDOT said at least 211 state roads were covered in flood water and closed.

“The average vehicle can be swept away in as a little as 12 inches of moving water and stalled out in as little as two feet of water,”  saidActing SCDOT Secretary Christy A. Hall.

The public can find travel information such as road conditions on the SCDOT web site: www.scdot.org.

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