Roads reopening in downtown Charleston after flooding

Roads reopening in downtown Charleston after flooding

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Several downtown Charleston roads that were closed Thursday morning due to flooding are beginning to reopen.

Nearly a dozen roadways were shut down after heavy rains pummeled the peninsula, resulting in heavy flooding. 

The only downtown Charleston road that remains closed is President Street at Kennedy Street.

Most of the previously flooded areas were blocked off by police barricades. Those barricades have since been removed.

Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock says the rain is moving out and flooding in downtown should be receding by rush hour. Overnight, an estimated 3 inches of rain fell in the downtown area. Lock says about 2.5" of rain was recorded at Charleston International Airport.

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