Storms leave trail of damage behind - FOX Carolina 21

Storms leave trail of damage behind

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(Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) (Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Vehicles were forced to turn around on I-85 after the road closed due to flooding. (Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) Vehicles were forced to turn around on I-85 after the road closed due to flooding. (Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
The Reedy River early on Sunday. (Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) The Reedy River early on Sunday. (Aug. 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Emergency officials said Sunday afternoon that flood waters had receded across much of Greenville County after the rising waters left many drivers stranded late Saturday night following heavy downpours.

By 1p.m. all Flood Warnings and Watches had been canceled or expired, according to chief meteorologist Kendra Kent.

Kent advised that many areas would see light rain, clouds and mist through the afternoon, with a few heavy showers possible.

While most roads were continuing to clear, Greenville County dispatchers said they received new reports of road damage due to flooding on Memorial Drive Extension near River Road in Greer, near where part of a bridge collapsed Saturday night.

Just before 7 a.m. in Greenville, firefighters and rescue crews began a search for two people who witnesses said were swept away by flood waters along Haywood Road Saturday night.

Sunday morning, Spartanburg County dispatchers reported one road closure due to flooding in the city of Duncan, along Woods Chapel Road.

I-85 southbound was reopened after the interstate had shutdown at the Pelham Road exit at midnight. FOX Carolina crews reported flood waters on I-85 were beginning to recede around 1:30 a.m. Troopers were out redirecting traffic and telling drivers to get off at Pelham Road. All lanes of I-85 were back open by 5 a.m., according to troopers.

At 12:30 a.m., I-385 at Stone Avenue was also shut down. Damage from flooding and a subsequent explosion was reported at Spero's Pete's restaurant at the intersection of Stone Avenue and East North Street overnight.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Roper Mountain Road at Common Wealth was also blocked due to flooding.

There's no word if any one was hurt during these incidents.

The Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at its headquarters at 940 Grove Road in Greenville for people displaced by the flooding.

A second shelter was opened at Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 741 Cleveland Street at 2 a.m. 

The shelters closed at 5 a.m., the Red Cross said in a release.

Later Sunday morning, the Red Cross began dispatching damage assessment teams to Greenville County neighborhoods that suffered major flood damage Friday night, officials said.

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