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Flash flood warning expires following heavy rain in the Lowcountry


A flash flood warning has expired for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties following heavy rain which drenched much of the Lowcountry creating traffic chaos through the rush hour. 

The severe weather also had shut down a number of roads in downtown Charleston which have now opened. 

Viewers in North Charleston, Goose Creek and West Ashley submitted pictures of flooded roadways. 

One area that was causing a lot of trouble for motorists was Rivers and Otranto where viewers took pictures of the heavily flooded roads. 

Later in the evening, an accident involving an overturned cement truck shut down westbound traffic on I-526 in West Ashley. 

Authorities announced around 8:15 p.m. the accident had been cleared and traffic was getting back to normal. 

Earlier in the day, vacationers on Lake Moultrie took pictures and video of a waterspout that formed around 2:15 p.m.

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