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Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

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Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

Seeing news reports about flooding near Galivant's Ferry, but no details as to exactly where. Has anyone traveled through there on US 501 today, and if so, did you have any problems? In the past I've seen the river very high through there, and with all this rain I'm wondering if the road may be threatened. We're coming down tomorrow and I'm trying to decide if we need to consider an alternate route.

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1. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

I drove from Conway to Florence and back today. Left at 9am, it was raining hard in Aynor and 501 in Gallivants to Marion County had a lot of water in the road, quite nasty. Came back around 2:30pm, no longer raining, road was fine.

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2. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

Hey thanks, Rick A. I'll try to find a traffic update on it for tomorrow. Sounds like the potential for flooding is there if the rain keeps up.

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3. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

SC DOT's website is not showing any wx closures on 501. http://www.511sc.org/

Although the Pee Dee River floods in that area, I don't ever recall seeing 501 closed due to river flooding. I guess there's always the first time, but standing water from the heavy rains are probably a bigger concern. The good news is that Thursday is supposed to bring rapid improvement and hot weather, so just one more day of heavy rain.

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4. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

Thanks for the link PD--I'll check it tomorrow on the way down just in case. I think the bridge is high enough that it won't be a problem--I'm more concerned about the stretch just east of Galivant's Ferry where there's swamp on each side.

Hope you're doing well!

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5. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

You're exactly right, the bridge is no problem, but the low-lying swamps are saturated. 501 won't be closed, but be very careful if it's pouring. Safe travels!

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6. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

Hope the trip down was a good one with no problems. The roads are crazy busy down here, as bad as I've seen 'em in several years. The rain missed up today so maybe good wx ahead for your visit. Have fun!

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7. Re: Flooding at Galivant's Ferry?

Came through Galivant's Ferry today around 3:00 pm and had no problems, although the water in the swamp and in the river was very high. Crazy rain storms on the way down from Winston-Salem--talking about 20 mph kind of hard rain in some places, but once we got to Conway the skies cleared and it was a beautiful afternoon. Of course, just as I'm typing this I see it's started to rain here in Garden City. Appears to be just a light passing shower though--the weather is supposed to be nice the rest of the holiday weekend.

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