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Rains flood Spartanburg Co. home, roads

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Cambridge Drive in Spartanburg County was flooded Monday morning. (Oct. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina) Cambridge Drive in Spartanburg County was flooded Monday morning. (Oct. 7, 2013/FOX Carolina)

Rain and storms that started in the overnight hours Monday and continued into the morning left many drivers facing a soggy commute and some in Spartanburg County flooded.

As the remnants of Tropical Depression Karen moved through the western Carolinas, bands of rain hit parts of the Upstate hard Monday morning.

A creek along Cambridge Drive and subdivision in Spartanburg rose so high it flooded a home and washed out part of a nearby bridge.

The road is closed until the damage can be repaired after road crews said the rising waters washed out part of the bridge.

Residents in one home along Cambridge Drive told FOX Carolina that a low creek turned into a raging river within 10 minutes, leaving part of the home's first floor under water and the yard under 10 feet of water in some areas.

FOX Carolina Meteorologist Nicole Papay said the on and off heavy rain moved through the area by 9 a.m.

"Once the front pushes through, slow clearing will begin," Papay said. "Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies for the remainder of the day, with just a slim chance for a passing shower later this afternoon." 

Reidville Sharon Road was also shut down because a creek overflowed for a few hours, but the road reopened about 8 a.m.

Pit Crew Traffic Reporter Chris Scott said there were reports of a tree down on Adams Mills Road in Simpsonville and lines down on Bryant Road in Spartanburg County earlier Monday morning too.

The Highway Patrol also reported several accidents, including one on Battleground Road in Simpsonville.

Papay said there is still a chance for rain during part of the week with clear, fall weather moving in eventually.

"Though the front was originally expected to push off the East Coast and leave us with gorgeous, crisp, fall weather for the remainder of the week, the latest computer models are showing signs of change," Papay said. "A low pressure system associated with this cold front is expected to linger right around the South Carolina - North Carolina coastline, bringing us partly cloudy skies and a lingering chance for passing showers Tuesday and Wednesday. The system should fully move away Thursday, finally bringing us the calm, clear, fall weather we've been looking forward to."

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