From approximately 9pm to 2am tonight, traffic at the Yeamans Hall and Loftis Road intersection will be stopped intermittently due to a production crew with a movie production company needing that area to film. Police will be in that area to direct traffic, but if you are traveling during that time, you can expect some delays.
The Hanahan Police Department has partnered with the Ernest E. Kennedy Center to become an official drug disposal site for old and unused medication. Through a grant, the Ernest E. Kennedy Center has donated a drug drop box to the police department and it has been installed at the main entrance to our Municipal Complex. If any of our citizens have any old or unused medication and are looking for a safe and discreet way of disposing of the medication, we encourage everyone to use this drug drop box.
Utilizing this box instead of simply flushing medication down the toilet or throwing it in the trash will help protect our environment. Disposing of old or unused medication in the drop box will help ensure it does not fall into the wrong hands. This is a secure drop box that only the police department has access to and once medication has been dropped in the box, the police department will remove it and ensure the contents are destroyed.
This morning at approximately 2:20am, the Hanahan Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle striking the media, jumping over it and hitting the dirt pile on the other side. The caller told our dispatch center the airbags had been deployed.
While there were no serious injuries sustained during this incident, we wanted to encourage citizens to take your time and learn the new roadway. Foster Creek Road is no longer a 45mph zone in that area and you must slow down before attempting to navigate through the roundabout.
It is critical for motorists to first and foremost, obey the posted speed limit and be aware of your surroundings. The roundabout on Foster Creek Road is currently designated as a construction area and a temporary speed limit of 35 MPH is in effect for this area of Foster Creek Road; go the speed limit. The orange barrels are in place for two reasons; the first reason is to let motorists know they are in a construction zone and to use caution by reducing your speed and being aware of your surroundings. The second reason for the barrels is to ensure the safety of the workers who are working on the road and the roundabout. Obeying your speed limit, driving with due regard, and always being aware of your surroundings will go a long way in ensuring your safety no matter where you are driving.
Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department
The construction phase will be over within a month and a half. Once the traffic cones and barrels have been removed from the roadway, it will be a lot easier to navigate.
Everyone needs to use caution for the NEW intersection. The vehicles need to yield and use their turn signals as they are exiting the roundabout. Please be safe!
Chief Bo Bowers
Hanahan Fire Department
The Hanahan Fire Department has created a quick video tutorial for those that have never used or experienced a roundabout.
The gas leak on Remount Road has been repaired. The potion of the road that’s been closed will remain closed for final repairs.
Lt. Cassie Brooks and Sgt. Ricardo Perry attended the 2018 Career Fair at Johnson Hagood (The Citadel) stadium which was hosted by the South Carolina National Guard Employment Services Division. Afternoon attendee’s who were invited are active duty military or veteran who are seeking employment post service from the United States armed services.
In attendance there are 60 employers seeking the benefits of hiring a veteran. The Hanahan Police Department attended to speak to those seeking to stay in public service after serving their country.
Road work on Foster Creek Road at Williams Lane is scheduled to have night construction on the following dates.
- 5/19 – 5/20 (2 consecutive nights)
- 5/31 – 6/2 (3 consecutive nights)
- 6/5 – 6/21 (10 consecutive nights)
- 6/15 – 6/21 (7 consecutive nights)
- 6/22 – 6/28 (7 consecutive nights)
All night work is scheduled due to high volumes of traffic on Foster Creek throughout the day.
The company issued a recall for about 452,000 alarms in the U.S. and 40,000 in Canada after discovering that a yellow cap potentially left on during production could cover a sensor and prevent it from detecting smoke.
Kidde said it had identified one report of a yellow cap on an alarm before it was installed in the buyer’s home. The company said it was not aware of any incidents or injuries connected to the defect.
The recall affects the Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm models PI2010 and PI9010. If the date code printed on the back of the alarm falls between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017, the model is affected.
“Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap,” Kidde warned in an alert through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
But the company warned consumers not to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.
“If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm,” the company said. “They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.”
Kidde said that if there’s no yellow cap, “consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.”
The device was sold in stores throughout the country, including Walmart, Home Depot and Menards, as well as online through Amazon.com and other sellers.
-Article from USA Today / original article