Crosstown reopened to traffic

Published: Aug. 28, 2012 at 4:15 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Septima Clark Expressway reopened to motorists just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, after a day in which heavy rain caused severe flooding throughout the area.

In downtown Charleston, many roads were impassible and closed. Residents were seen kayaking and wakeboarding through several flooded streets.

Meeting, King, Broad, Lockwood, Morrison Drive/Easy Bay to Calhoun north, Coming/Beaufain north were reopened around rush hour.

Traffic was diverted using they Highway 17 South exits on the Ravenel Bridge to the downtown area.

North Charleston police are also reported flooding at the following streets:

  • Noisette Blvd from Virginia to Turnbull
  • Viaduct @ Hobson St

Earlier Tuesday, Captain Eric Watson with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office reported flooding on Savannah Highway near Interstate 526, Dorchester Road at Meeting Street Road and parts of Azalea Drive between Cosgrove Avenue and Leeds Avenue.

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