Heavy morning rains prompt flooding across Lowcountry Friday

Heavy morning rains prompt flooding across Lowcountry Friday
A car tries to drive through flood water near MUSC (Source: Krueger, Nick)
VIDEO: Heavy rains cause flooding problems across Lowcountry Friday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Downtown Charleston saw some streets close Friday morning because of flooding.

Morris Street from Coming to Rutledge, Coming Street from Line to US17, and parts of the Crosstown all closed starting around 6:45 a.m. and many more started to close not long after.

Traffic crawled during the morning commute into the area with many cars pushing through water which covered roadways. Rutledge Avenue near MUSC and President Street near Moultrie Street in the Hampton Park area both had water at least shin deep.

VIDEO: Roads closed during significant flooding in downtown Charleston

One driver was even spotted driving down a sidewalk to avoid a flooded street.

A flash flood warning was issued for Charleston County just after 7:30 a.m. and was in effect until 11:30 a.m. Side roads in West Ashley around the Avondale area also flooded while the Church Creek basin reached minor flood stage around 9 a.m. Isle of Palms police tweeted that Palm Boulevard was also covered with standing water.

Below you can see an active updating list of street closures or click here.

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