I-95 reopens in South Carolina, after floods closed a 74-mile stretch

A 74-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in South Carolina has reopened, after flooding closed the highway nine days ago.

The southbound lanes reopened Monday and the northbound lanes reopened Tuesday morning, the S.C. Department of Transportation announced.

Floods closed the highway from Florence to east of Orangeburg, forcing a 168-mile detour through Columbia.

Joe Marusak