So that South Carolina is more prepared in the event of a hurricane evacuation, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is conducting a hurricane lane reversal exercise Monday. Public Safety spokesman Sid Gaulden says no traffic lanes will actually be reversed during the exercises.
This exercise is designed to test lane reversal plans for Interstate-26, U.S. 21, U.S. 278, U.S. 501, and S.C. 544 in the event of a mandatory coastal evacuation order.
Gaulden says motorists traveling those highways should use caution, and expect law enforcement to be on the road shoulders.
The exercise will simulate reversal operations in the Beaufort/Hilton Head area of the state, along Interstate-26 from Charleston to Columbia, and in the Myrtle Beach area.
The exercises will be conducted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday.