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)
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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Cars make their way through high water on Rutledge Avenue at Shepherd Street near the Crosstown Wednesday afternoon.×
Cars and a bike travel trough standing water at King and Huger streets in downtown Charleston Wednesday afternoon.×
Traffic backed up on Ashley Avenue in downtown Charleston on Wednesday afternoon.×