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Flood Advisory Issued for Charleston Area, Major Road Closures Announced

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Flood Advisory Issued for Charleston Area, Major Road Closures Announced

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood advisory for Charleston, South Carolina, and its environs following significant rainfall, expected to result in floods. Recent weather forecasts predict that the advisory will be in effect until 7:15 p.m. Sunday evening.

The consequences of the heavy downpours already show significant impact. Due to the flooding, the City of Charleston has announced road closures in numerous areas and strongly advises residents and visitors to avoid these areas for safety. This alert remains particularly important for drivers, as navigating waterlogged roads can pose a significant danger.

Details of Road Closures

Numerous primary roads and several secondary roads in and around Charleston have been closed due to flooding. The City of Charleston has announced that the following roads will be closed until further notice:

  • Ashley Avenue, from Daughtry Street to Calhoun Street, at Tradd Street, and between Calhoun Street and Bull Street – all lanes closed.
  • Calhoun Street, between Courtenay and Pitt – lanes partially blocked.
  • Gadsen Street, between Calhoun Street and Bull Street – all lanes closed.
  • King Street and Huger Street, between Moultrie Street and Congress Street, between Benson Street and Dingle Street – all lanes closed.
  • North Market Street, between East Bay Street and Meeting Street – all lanes closed.
  • Rutledge Avenue, between Calhoun Street and Bennett Street – all lanes closed.
  • South Market Street, between Meeting Street and East Bay Street – all lanes closed.
  • St. Andrews Boulevard, at Savannah Highway – all lanes closed.
  • Vanderhorst Street and Ogier Street – lanes partially blocked.

The city will provide an updated list of road closures periodically at their regional road closure web page, available at:

Stay Safe and Connected

Local residents and visitors are advised to stay attentive to the latest weather updates and road closure information, provided through HERE News Network. For all necessary precautions and safety measures, residents should avoid these affected areas and any waterlogged road or walkway.

The City of Charleston and the NWS recommend that everyone take note of the situation, keep away from flooded areas, embark on necessary preparations, and most importantly, stay safe during this period. Furthermore, drivers are implored to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ when encountering flooded roads as most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

HERE News Network remains dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and accurate information about the flood advisory and the resulting situation in Charleston, underscoring our commitment to keeping our readers informed and safe during severe weather situations.

Flood Advisory Issued for Charleston Area, Major Road Closures Announced

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