CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — Highway 80 and Shipyard Road have reopened Sunday morning after they were closed due to flooding.
Hwy 80 was closed from the Bull River Bridge to Lazaretto Creek after high tides caused the road to flood. The high tide that flooded the road ranks as the fourth-highest tide and highest non-tropical tide seen at Fort Pulaski. It also ranked just below recording flooding set by Matthew and Irma and Hurricane Nine in 1947.
Shipyard Road leading to Burnside Island was also closed after the roadway flooded. The Chatham County Police Department urged drivers to stay cautious when driving in flood-prone areas.
Lewis Avenue near 6th Street and Miller Avenue between 9th and 10th street are also closed, the City of Tybee Island says.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is reported.