Traffic advisory: Due to a ruptured natural gas line Richardson’s Lake Road is closed between Wood Lake Drive and Waters Edge Drive. There is NO through traffic on Richardson’s Lake Road. Aiken Public Safety Officials have been in contact with utility repair crews and have been advised that the repairs could take several hours to complete.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the South Carolina Department of Transportation have been contacted to assist with establishing a route detour and the placement of barricades and appropriate traffic direction and signage. Please avoid the area at all possible.