Heavy rain forces road closures around Charleston

  • Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:20 p.m., Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:46 p.m.
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Heavy rains throughout Saturday have closed many roads.

At 2 p.m., Charleston police report the following streets are closed due to flooding:


Huger Street at King Street

Fishburne Street at Hagood Street

Fishburne Street at Orrs Court

Fishburne Street at Rutledge Street

Lockwood Avenue at Brittlebank Park

Line Street at Crosstown

Ashley Street at Nunan Street

Line Street at President Street

Morris Street at Jasper Street

Smith Street at Radcliffe Street

Charles Street at Francis Street


Also at 2 p.m., the S.C. Highway Patrol was reporting flooded roadways at Orangeburg Road and U.S. Highway 17-A and at Dorchester and Orangeburg roads.


Before noon, there were reports of flooding on Johns Island near Plowground Road and on Toogoodoo Road in Meggett.


The National Weather Service had issued a flood advisory at 10 a.m., which was allowed to expire at 1 p.m. The rain has slowed down, but weather radar shows some rain continues over a portion of the tri-county.


The Department of Natural Resources reports high tide in Charleston will be at 6:27 p.m.

Reach Lauren Sausser at 937-5598.

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