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.
Undaunted by the heavy rain, patrons waited patiently in line for admittance to Brewvival, a beer fest held Saturday outside Coast Brewery in North Charleston. Buy this photo

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.

Comments { }

Postandcourier.com is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Postandcourier.com does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not postandcourier.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full Terms and Conditions.