Storm moving through slowly – Richland, Lexington schools can reopen
Tropical Storm Florence continued to weaken and move through Richland and Lexington counties late Saturday. The two-county area has received 2-4 inches of rain. Wind gusts were recorded to be around 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service, Columbia
Columbia is no longer under a tropical storm warning, but a flash flood watch was in effect, as rain continued to fall Sunday morning.
Most school districts that were closed by Hurricane Florence can reopen, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said Saturday.
Richland and Lexington school districts were closed for most of last week as the storm threatened the state.
“All school closures, except those in Horry and Georgetown counties, are right now, immediately returned to local school authorities,” McMaster said.
Local school districts have not yet announced plans for Monday.