Charleston police are reporting several streets in downtown Charleston have been shut down Wednesday morning because of flooding.
The following streets are closed, according to authorities:
- Bennett between Ashley and Halsey
- Bennett and Gadsden
- Wentworth and Barre
- Ashley between Tradd and Broad
South Market Street had been closed earlier Wednesday morning but reopened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Ashley Street between Race and Fishburne Streets, as well as the area around Hagood Street, have also reopened, according to police spokesman Charles Francis.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the entire Lowcountry Wednesday morning until 2 p.m.
In addition to the tornado watch, Charleston is also under a wind advisory until 5 p.m., and a coastal flood advisory until noon.