Thursday, August 15, 2013

City, county offices close early as storms snarl traffic with more rain on the way

City of Charleston offices to close at 2 p.m.

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

As steady rains continue to drench the Charleston area, traffic remains at a standstill in areas and several streets remain closed. We could list off all the streets the city says are closed (Hagood, President, Crosstown, Shepard, Fishburne, Rutledge, Ashley, Huger), but you can just go to for that or check in at

A more productive exercise in airborne hydrology would be to check the five-day forecast. There's got to be an end to this, for sure. Like, for real this time. Right?

  • Weather Underground
click to enlarge Seriously, don't do it. - COURTESY OF ANDREW BARTON
  • Courtesy of Andrew Barton
  • Seriously, don't do it.

Oh. Well. At least it's cooler, right?

Don't forget, if you're driving through downtown today and you come across standing water, do NOT drive through it. Seriously, don't do it. If you need a list of areas downtown to avoid, check out the Preservation Society's interactive map.

County and city offices downtown may be closed, but public safety workers and other non-essential staff downtown will close today at 2pm, ahead of high tide around 3:30pm.

Reports on social media continue to roll in, looking at flooded Charleston streets, periodic downpours, and the like.  You know, cats and dogs.

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