Thursday night storms flood streets in the Lowcountry; Charleston roads remain closed

Updated: Apr. 24, 2020 at 12:26 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Storms Thursday night led to several street closures in the Lowcountry with some still remaining closed early Friday morning.

A flood advisory ended at 12:15 a.m.

That advisory affected portions of Charleston, Colleton, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

The National Weather Service reported at 9:44 p.m. that 3.27 inches of rain had fallen along Waterfront Park which breaks the previous daily record of 2.22 inches set in 2018.

Much of the streets affected were located in downtown Charleston.

The Charleston Police Department reported the following roadways which are currently impassable due to flooding.

  • King & Huger
  • Lockwood from Broad to Calhoun
  • Broad from Lockwood to Ashley
  • President & Line
  • Rutledge & Fishburne
  • Eastbound on the Crosstown
  • Windermere Boulevard

Police on the Isle of Palms reported the following streets with standing water:

  • Palm Blvd - closed b/w 29th Ave and 30th Ave
  • Palm Blvd b/w 3rd Ave and 4th Ave, 8th Ave and 10th Ave, at 21st Ave & b/w 32nd Ave and 35th Ave
  • Waterway Blvd - closed b/w 23rd Ave and 24th Ave
  • Waterway Blvd at 32nd Ave
Driver stuck in flooded Charleston area street

WHOA...WHOA! We just received this video from a viewer in Charleston that captured a very expensive car attempting to travel through a flooded street. We're told the driver made it out okay!

Posted by Live 5 News on Thursday, April 23, 2020

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