Goose Creek Irma flooding

Flooding on Bridgetown Road in Goose Creek. Provided

Communities in Berkeley and Dorchester counties are reporting some flooding and other issues related to Tropical Storm Irma.

Summerville police Lt. Larry Johnson said the following areas were flooded:

  • South Main Street near East Richland Street
  • Midland Parkway near Summerville Medical Center
  • Portions of Travelers Boulevard
  • North Main Street between 5th and 6th North streets

There are also power lines down near Alternate U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 61, Johnson said. 

Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic said the town had seen one downed tree limb and gusty wind conditions, but nothing more significant. 

In Goose Creek, several traffic signals were in "flash mode," according to a Facebook post by the Goose Creek Police Department.

"If you absolutely have to drive, it is very important to slow down and ensure you can pass through flashing intersections safely," the post said. 

According to another post by the department, Bridgetown Road is flooded. 

Dorchester County had 26 road closures around 4:15 p.m. For a full, updated list, visit the county's emergency management website here

According to South Carolina Electric and Gas, Dorchester County was experiencing more than 12,300 outages shortly before 4:30 p.m. and Berkeley County had just over 5,000.

For a current list of power outages, visit the utility's outage map here

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