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Horry County Government Offices & Facilities to Close Early Due to Severe Weather Threat

Based on the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, Horry County Government offices and facilities will close at 2 p.m. today, March 18, 2021, due to the potential threat of severe weather.

All Horry County Solid Waste Authority recycling and convenience centers will also close at 2 p.m. today.

Recreation events scheduled at county recreation centers and fields will also be cancelled tonight.

The Board of Fee Appeals meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. today is cancelled.

Myrtle Beach International Airport remains open but passengers should check the status of their flights with their airlines.

Public safety departments will continue to provide critical services.

Horry County Government asks everyone to remain weather aware and heed any emergency weather alerts. For more information, follow Horry County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.



International Drive Road Closure for Controlled Burns Next Week

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) intends to perform controlled burns in the vicinity of International Drive on Monday, March 8, 2021 through Friday, March 12, 2021. Prescribed burns are set intentionally for purposes of forest management and to prevent uncontrolled forest fires. The controlled burn will reduce the accumulation of flammable fuels on the forest floor in accordance with SCDNR’s planned land management objectives. 

This controlled burn will require a temporary road closure of International Drive, from SC Highway 90 to Ocean Bay Elementary School, for all traffic. Road closures are expected to begin Monday, March 8th at 10:00 am. There is a possibility that the road will remain closed beginning Monday morning and reopen Friday night. Law Enforcement will be enforcing the road closure. Access to the Horry County Solid Waste Recycling Facility will remain open but only from SC Highway 90.

This schedule is subject to change and is based upon the most current weather forecast. Please plan your travel accordingly. Alternate routes include: US Highway 501 and SC Highway 22.



Railroad Bridge in Conway Closed to River Traffic

The Waccamaw Coast Line Railroad bridge, at mile 44.4 in Conway, South Carolina will be closed to marine traffic in anticipation of high water. Return to normal operations is to be determined at a later date based on weather and rainfall.

 

For questions please contact Horry County Public Works at (843) 915-5410.



Auditor’s Myrtle Beach Office Temporarily Closing

Due to increased cases of COVID-19 and potential exposures, the Horry County Auditor's office in Myrtle Beach located at 1201 21st Avenue North, will be closed effective immediately through February 18, 2021. The office is anticipated to reopen on Friday, February 19, 2021.

The offices located in Conway, Little River and South Strand will remain open and operating on normal schedule. Some services, including the application for the homestead exemption, are available online.

Visit horrycounty.org/Departments/Auditor for those services, location and contact information for the other branches. You can also email questions to auditor@horrycounty.org.



Revised Weekly Update: Additional Meetings Canceled or Postponed

Upcoming Meetings

Due to cases of COVID-19 and potential exposures, the following meetings have been canceled or postponed.  

Keep Horry County Beautiful

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.

 

Library Board of Directors

Thursday, January 28, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Click here to download and view the agenda or here for the packet.



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