Closed roads begin to reopen as flooding subsides

Source: Live 5
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 10:44 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 2:29 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Several Lowcountry roads are reopening after being blocked by floodwaters from heavy rains Thursday morning.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Mindy causing heavy downpours over much of the Lowcountry, prompting Charleston Police and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office to warn residents about the potential danger.

The Charleston Police Department began updating a list of roads that had been closed or at least partially blocked.

As of 2:30 p.m., only the following roads remained under a warning for potential flooding, with drivers warned to watch for ponding:

  • Beaufain Street between Smith Street and Coming Street
  • Cannon Park with all roads in the immediate area
  • Fishburne Street and surrounding areas
  • Gadsden Street between Bull and Bennett Streets
  • Pitt Street between Wentworth and Beaufain Street
  • Rutledge Avenue at Beaufain Street

“Motorists are encouraged to avoid flooded roadways, seek alternate routes and travel only if necessary,” a statement from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office read.

Under no circumstances should drivers go around barricades put in place because of flooded roadways.

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