COLUMBIA, S.C. — Things are returning to normal in South Carolina following Hurricane Matthew – in some places.

Rush hour traffic was busy as usual in Charleston for the first time since last week. Most Charleston County schools are reopening, although some won’t open until later this week because of power and other problems. A school on Edisto Island may be closed for up to 10 days.

But other schools, including those in Beaufort and Horry counties, remain closed as do a number of school districts in the Pee Dee where rivers are overflowing their banks because of the torrential rains from Matthew. Some areas in the Pee Dee received as much as 15 inches of rain.

State government offices in nine counties in the Pee Dee and Beaufort area remain closed.