Closed streets, damage reported after Wednesday storms

Closed streets, damage reported after Wednesday storms
Flooding and storm damage was affecting traffic in downtown Charleston Wednesday. (Source: Gray News/File)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police say flooding from afternoon storms is affecting traffic downtown.

Police have listed the following flooding-related road closures or partial closures:

  • Aiken Street - All lanes closed between Sheppard and N. Hampstead
  • Barre Street - All lanes closed between Beaufain and Bull
  • Bull Street - All lanes closed between Halsey Blvd. and Gadsden Street
  • Calhoun Street - All lanes closed between Elizabeth and Alexander
  • Cannon Street - All lanes closed at the Crosstown
  • Crosstown - Some lanes partially blocked
  • Drake Street - All lanes closed between South and Chapel
  • Fishburne Street - All lanes closed at Hagood Avenue and at Rutledge Avenue
  • Hanover Street - All lanes closed between Lee and Cooper
  • King Street - All lanes closed between Carolina and Line
  • Meeting Street - All lanes closed at Morrison Drive
  • Riverland Drive - Lanes partially blocked at Central Park Drive
  • Rutledge Avenue - All lanes closed between Fishburne and the Crosstown, at Grove Street and at Poplar and Simmons
  • Savannah Highway - Lanes Partially blocked at Ashley Town Center Drive
  • Sheppard Street - All lanes closed
  • Streets around Cannon Park - All lanes closed
  • West Oak Forest Drive - All lanes closed between Oak Forest Drive and Keats Road
  • Washington Street - All lanes closed between Hasell and Laurens

Earlier, police said power lines were down at Angel Oak.

The National Weather Service earlier confirmed trees were down on Maybank Highway in Wadmalaw Island.

Viewer Caiti Hanlon sent doorbell camera video of a lightning strike Wednesday on Johns Island.

Lightning strike on Johns Island

WOW! This was a lightning strike on Johns Island. Viewer Caiti Hanlon provided the video. Be careful out there guys!

Posted by Live 5 News on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A flood advisory is also in effect for portions of Charleston and Berkeley Countes until 1:45 p.m.

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