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Matthew would be S.C.’s first real test of I-26 lane reversal

October 4, 2016 GMT

A possible evacuation brought on by Hurricane Matthew’s threat to the Lowcountry would be the first real-life test of South Carolina’s plan to reverse the eastbound lane on Interstate 26 to speed traffic to Columbia.

The plan was devised after Hurricane Floyd threatened Charleston in 1999 before veering north and largely sparing the area. That storm was remembered more for epic congestion along the interstate than actual damage to the coast: Thousands of frustrated motorists had stories of needing as much as 12 hours to make a trip that normally takes 90 minutes.

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http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20161004/PC16/161009774/1006