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First responders laud new interstate cut-through
InterstateCut1 5.13.2015
Members of various local emergency responders, including Lugoff Fire-Rescue, EMS, Kershaw County Sheriffs Office, S.C. Highway Patrol, SCDOT and elected officials, including State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns, and Kershaw County Councilman C.R. Miles gathered at a new cut-through on I-20 to officially bring it into service Friday. The cut-through will provide easier access to both sides of the interstate, cutting emergency response times and ultimately saving lives, according to LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. - photo by Jim Tatum
It may look like just a wide spot of gravel and dirt in the median of a busy highway, but area emergency services are so happy with a new emergency vehicle cut through on I-20 they held a ceremony Friday to celebrate its opening. Lugoff Fire-Rescue Chief Dennis Ray and members of his department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, S.C. Highway Patrol and the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) joined State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns and County Councilman C.R. Miles at the cut-through to officially bring it into service. The cut-through gives emergency vehicles quicker access to either side of I-20 without having to travel several miles to the nearest exit to do so.