Aiken, SC— The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has informed the City of Aiken that Dougherty Road has been officially opened and is regarded as safe to travel.

In the prior week, there was flooding at the intersection of Wilds Avenue. The flooding was due to an unusually significant amount of rainfall in the Aiken area.

In a collective effort, The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department, along with SCDOT, has been laboring to solve the problematic situation. The water has now receded and crews on still on-site clearing up minor blockages in the vicinity of the flooded area. The City of Aiken Public Safety has removed the detour markings and restored the traffic signal light at Dougherty Road and Whiskey Road to normal operation.