Floods close downtown roads, storm damage reported
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston Police are monitoring downtown roads for flooding as the National Weather Service monitors reports of storm damage early Thursday morning.
Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Elsa have resulted in road closures in downtown Charleston, where flooding is reported.
At 5:10 a.m., the Charleston Police Department was reporting the following road closures due to flooding:
- Rue Calhoun to rue Ogier – All lanes closed
- Calhoun Street to Smith and Rutledge Streets – All lanes closed
- Cannon Park – All lanes closed, All surrounding areas
- Gadsden Street to Bennett and Bull Streets
- highway. 61 at High Tide Drive – All lanes closed
- King Street to Huger Street – All lanes closed
- Rutledge Street to Simons Street – All lanes closed
- South Market Street at Meeting and East Bay Streets – All lanes closed
- Washington Street to Laurens & Hasell Streets – All lanes closed
- Wentworth Street to Barre Street – All lanes closed
Several additional downtown streets were subject to a possible closure warning if flooding became an issue. These streets included:
- Rue Calhoun à Jonathan Lucas & Smith Streets – Possible closure
- Crosstown northbound at President and Spring streets – Possible closure
- Crosstown Southbound at President and Spring Streets – Possible closure
- Hagood Avenue at Fishburne and Line Streets – Possible closure
- Harleston Village (all surrounding areas) – Possible closure
- Lockwood Drive in Wentworth & Broad Streets – Possible closure
- North Market Street to Meeting and East Bay Streets – Possible closure
- President Street at Fishburne & Line Streets – Possible closure
The National Weather Service reported that large trees were felled and blocked Route 174 at Steamboat Landing Road. Forecasters say the trees were likely blown down by a tornado based on a signature radar debris.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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