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Charleston streets reopen after flooding causes closure; thunderstorm warning canceled

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Crews working to clear downed tree at Woodland Road and Ashley Cooper Lane. Photo by Michael Twitty. Crews working to clear downed tree at Woodland Road and Ashley Cooper Lane. Photo by Michael Twitty.
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

All streets in downtown Charleston are back open after being closed due to flooding Thursday night. 

The Charleston Police Department reported that Jonathan Lucas and Ashley Avenue in the area of MUSC is clear.

In addition, Ashley Avenue between Calhoun Street and Barre Streets have since reopened, and South Market between Meeting and Church streets is still flooded. 

An earlier severe thunderstorm warning and watch for the Lowcountry until 9 p.m. has been canceled. 

The areas affected included Colleton, Charleston, Beaufort, Dorchester, Jasper and Berkeley counties. 

Some rain and lightning is still expected throughout the night in our area.

Earlier Thursday night, dozens of viewers in the area sent in pictures of dark skies and a lot of rain from various places including Summerville, Jedburg, Johns Island and the Isle of Palms. 

According to the National Weather Service, the storms produced widespread wind damage across parts of the Lowcountry.

In West Ashley, a tree fell and hit a power line in the area of Woodland Road and Ashley Cooper Lane. SCE&G reported 31 customers were affected by the downed tree. 

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