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Storms lead to flooding, damage across Upstate

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Asheville Highway was flooded partially on Monday. (June 17, 2013/FOX Carolina) Asheville Highway was flooded partially on Monday. (June 17, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Storms across the Upstate led to flooding and downed trees across the area Monday.

FOX Carolina crews found part of Asheville Highway under water Monday afternoon, in addition to finding other reports of flooding in the Spartanburg area.

Our photographer on the scene got video of part of a nearby parking lot getting washed away in the flooding.  Pieces of the asphalt washed into the road.

"We were just so shocked, it was just one hole the size of a baseball at first, and then it started taking the whole thing of concrete away, a bit slab," said Cole Spencer.

DOT crews said they had to shut down Simuel Road Monday afternoon due to flooding.  They said flooding reached six feet. 

In Greenville County, there were multiple reports of trees down and flooding in areas near Tigerville Monday night.  A flood advisory was issued for Greenville County Monday evening until Midnight.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported Monday night that flooding forced road closures along Bates Crossing, Moki Road, Batesville Road near Highway 414 and Belvue Road near Highway 25.

Duke Energy was reporting nearly 1,500 outages as of 11:30 p.m. Monday.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said that while the severe weather threat for Monday wasn't high, there was a lot of moisture in the atmosphere that could result in minor flooding through Thursday.

Kent said that the Upstate has seen about 6 1/2 inches of rain in June, which is 4 1/2 inches above average.

Kent said more rain will move into the area on Tuesday, which could aggravate already saturated soil.

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