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Several downtown roads were closed after Saturday’s rain continued into Sunday, flooding areas of the peninsula. And as high tide rolled in Sunday at 10:45 a.m., floodwaters had nowhere else to go, even after the rain had stopped.

The peninsula received more than 5 inches of rain over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service, and city officials from several departments have been working to deal with the flooding.

Charleston police will continue to monitor the safety of our roadways and barricade flooded streets. As of 12:15 p.m., 17 roads were closed due to flooding throughout the city. Thigh-high waters were reported in the Hospital District, and several cars are stalled throughout the peninsula.

Charleston City Paper Staff
Charleston City Paper staff
Samantha Connors

As of 6:30 a.m. Monday, all roads closed due to the weekend flooding had reopened. Check the City of Charleston’s Geographical Information System online to stay up to date on emergency road closures.

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