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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Downed trees, lightning strike cause road closures in Kershaw County

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C.  – The strong gusty storms that swept the Midlands Thursday morning have impacted roads in Kershaw County.

The town of Elgin said a stretch of Smyrna Road was closed Thursday morning due to a water main break.

The Kershaw County Fire Service (KCFS) said Smyrna Road is closed between Church Street and Nature Lane. It is unclear how long repairs will take.

The water main line was struck by lightning during storms that occurred between 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Officials said the water main is 10 inches, and they hope to have water restored by 12 p.m.

Several downed trees have also caused road closures across the county. These closures include:

  • 348 Lachicotte Road in Lugoff
  • 1475 Boykin Road in Rembert
  • Sumter Highway in Rembert
  • 1351 Flat Rock Road in Camden
  • Smyrna Road / Ashley Creek Drive in Elgin

Officials encourage drivers to seek alternate routes while officials work to restore the water main line and clear the downed trees.

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