Traffic cones, stacked on the back of a South Carolina Department of Transportation trailer, are seen on Tuesday morning in a staging area off of US 278 just before the bridges to Hilton Head Island. Workers arrived at 7 a.m. and were positioned along the entire stretch of the highway from Hilton Head to Interstate 95 for the possibility of converting an eastbound lane for westbound traffic if the highway became too congested. At 11:30 a.m., the governor called off the mandatory evacuation for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties after Hurricane Florence’s path was maintaining a North Carolina landfall.
Traffic cones, stacked on the back of a South Carolina Department of Transportation trailer, are seen on Tuesday morning in a staging area off of US 278 just before the bridges to Hilton Head Island. Workers arrived at 7 a.m. and were positioned along the entire stretch of the highway from Hilton Head to Interstate 95 for the possibility of converting an eastbound lane for westbound traffic if the highway became too congested. At 11:30 a.m., the governor called off the mandatory evacuation for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties after Hurricane Florence’s path was maintaining a North Carolina landfall. Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com
Traffic cones, stacked on the back of a South Carolina Department of Transportation trailer, are seen on Tuesday morning in a staging area off of US 278 just before the bridges to Hilton Head Island. Workers arrived at 7 a.m. and were positioned along the entire stretch of the highway from Hilton Head to Interstate 95 for the possibility of converting an eastbound lane for westbound traffic if the highway became too congested. At 11:30 a.m., the governor called off the mandatory evacuation for Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties after Hurricane Florence’s path was maintaining a North Carolina landfall. Drew Martin dmartin@islandpacket.com

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