Lake Waccamaw Police will be monitoring traffic at the Old Lake Road intersection as school releases today.
“We are always concerned about the traffic during school hours,” Chief Scott Hyatt said, “but with the number of people leaving the coastal areas, traffic has picked up tremendously. We are encouraging people to slow down as they come through.”
Lake Police will be parked near the intersection with blue lights activated, Hyatt said.
“We just want to maybe slow people down some during this busy time of the day,” Hyatt said. “This is going to be a prolonged event, but this is a busier time than most due to the school release.”
Traffic has also increased on other roads leading through the area as evacuations begin in Horry, Pender and Brunswick counties. The N.C. Highway Patrol is urging drivers to slow down and avoid tailgating, especially as conditions worsen in the next 36 hours.