511 App now allows drivers to request roadside assistance in S.C.

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Drivers needing roadside assistance in South Carolina can now request help on the S.C. Department of Transportation’s 511 App.

The State Highway Emergency Program, or SHEP, responders can change tires, perform minor repairs and provide small amounts of gas. They also can help clearing wrecked vehicles from travel lanes.

SHEP has helped about 800,000 motorists across the state since its inception in 1996, according to SCDOT.

To request SHEP help via the app, select the “SCDOT SHEP Roadside Assistance” tab, which puts users in contact with the closest dispatch number.

SCDOT’s 511 app is free and available with iOS and Android devices. It also has current travel information including live streaming traffic cameras.

The SCDOT 511 website is 511sc.org. SHEP can also be reached by dialing *HP. For more information on SCDOT SHEP, go here.