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Rains Did $5.6M Damage to 132 State Roads

Rains Did $5.6M Damage to 132 State Roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - State transportation officials now say a summer of record-setting rains caused $5.6-million in damage to 132 roads across South Carolina.

Officials say seven roads remain closed, but they are mostly lightly-traveled mountain routes.

Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Poore says the state only has $2.2-million set aside for emergency road maintenance, so the rest of the funding will have to come from money budgeted for general maintenance.

At least a dozen places across South Carolina reported the wettest period they have ever had between June and August.

Some areas in the Upstate received more than 30 inches of rain.

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