MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Two regional transportation agencies in the Grand Strand Strand and Pee Dee suspended services on Friday because of potential impacts from Hurricane Ian.

Coast RTA and PDRTA officials said the potential for strong winds and heavy rain led to their decisions.

The Grand Strand was placed under a hurricane warning Thursday morning. Horry County and North Myrtle Beach and area municipalities across the region have declared states of emergencies. Gov. Henry McMaster also declared a state of emergency statewide.

Ian is now on pace to impact South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.