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Delays, road closures after storms blow through

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Flooding on Ashley Ave. (Photo Source: Brooke Robinson) Flooding on Ashley Ave. (Photo Source: Brooke Robinson)
Over the course of an hour, 138 lightning strikes were detected. Over the course of an hour, 138 lightning strikes were detected.
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Rush hour motorists are seeing heavy delays on interstates and dodging road closures in downtown following severe storms Thursday afternoon.

South Market Street is closed between Meeting and East Bay Streets, Ashley Avenue is closed between Bull and Bee Streets, and Huger and King is closed, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

Live 5 Traffic Tracker indicated average speeds of 20 miles an hour, but some as slow as 5 mph along I-26 and I-526 and other major routes.

Viewers have sent in pictures of flooding in areas of downtown Charleston including Ashley Avenue.

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for the Tri-County expired at 3:45 p.m. Locations impacted included Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Hanahan, Downtown Charleston, Hollywood, the I-26/I-526 interchange, Edisto Beach, Folly Beach, Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Rockville and Edisto Island.

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