The Charleston County Rescue Squad says it assisted people in eight cars downtown who were trapped by water from today’s flooding and rains.

No injuries were reported but traffic remains backed up throughout the area even as the rain has fallen off some.

“Just people getting wet,” said spokesman Sterling W. Trae Wright III. A flood advisory is in effect until 6:15.

Meanwhile, SCE&G reported most of the power outages in Mount Pleasant have been restored after more than 1,355 customers went down in the Longpoint, Highway 17, IOP Connector area. With high tide currently in progress, residents should use caution when approaching standing water, officials warned.

City of Charleston Police reported various closures today. While water was draining, the traffic was increasing and backing up across the city.

Among the closures and road conditions reported:

Savannah Hwy in front of Rick Hendrick impassable

America, Amherst to South impassable

All of Market St impassable

5th and Fiall impassable

Rick Hendricks-17 Hwy (#2 lane closed)

Rutledge/Fishburne impassable

Shepard from Rutledge to Crosstown

Gordon from Rutledge to 12th impassable

Coming and Beafain impassable

Crosstown blocked at President heading North with barricades

Huger and King Street multiple vehicles blocking intersection

Ashley & Fishburne closed, multiple vehicles stuck

Ashley and Bennett

Calhoun- Bull to Smith

America between Cooper and Lee

N. Market between E. Bay and Concord requesting barricades due to flooding into restaurants

Fishburne and S. Tracy impassable

Ashley- Wentworth to Calhoun impassable

Ashley- Tradd to Broad, high water vehicles only

Ashley and Colonial impassable

Crosstown- Northbound lanes #2 and #3 impassable, Lane #1 open

Church and Market Flooded, barricades requested at Cumberland

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