Flooding reported across Upstate, shelter opens in Greenwood - FOX Carolina 21

Flooding reported across Upstate, shelter opens in Greenwood

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Flooding on Washington Avenue near Grove Road (Courtesy: Dale Maurer) Flooding on Washington Avenue near Grove Road (Courtesy: Dale Maurer)
Batesville Rd in Greenville Co. Batesville Rd in Greenville Co.
Camden Drive in Piedmont (FOX Carolina/ Dec. 30, 2015) Camden Drive in Piedmont (FOX Carolina/ Dec. 30, 2015)
High water at Cleveland Park (Dec. 30, 2015) High water at Cleveland Park (Dec. 30, 2015)

The S.C. Highway Patrol reported flooding on several roads in the Upstate on Wednesday morning as heavy rain poured down on the area. Evacuations were ordered and some and closures were announced due to the high water. 

View a slideshow of photos of the flooding here.

Multiple counties were under flash flood warnings and watches Wednesday. Click here to see the latest warnings and weather alerts

Troopers reported flooding at the following locations:

  • Standing Springs Road at Ashmore Bridge Road, Greenville Co.
  • Batesville Road at Chatsworth Road, Greenville Co.
  • Old Greenville Road at Fairforest Road, Spartanburg Co.
  • Highway 88 in Anderson County
  • Camden Road near Highway 20 in Greenville County
  • Spring Street at Hayne Street in Spartanburg County
  • Boiling Springs Road at Sugar Creek Road and at Devenger Road in Greer
  • Antioch Church Road in Greenville County
  • Suber Road at Sweet Briar Road in Greer 
    Augusta Road Twin Springs
  • Holland Road at Cedar Ridge Lane in Greenville County
  • Lee Vaughn Road at Anderson Ridge Road in Greenville County
  • South Church Street at South Irwin Avenue and Carolina Drive in Spartanburg County
  • Mill Pond Road in Powdersville
  • Highway 101 in Laurens County
  • Brugg Street in Blacksburg
  • US 25 Bypass at Burgess Drive in Greenwood County

Officials urge drivers not to drive through flooded areas. Cars can be swept away in only a few inches of flowing water. 

Click here to see the Highway Patrol's Realtime Traffic Information page.

Greenville County

The city of Greenville said the Swamp Rabbit Trail and the Greenville Zoo were closed Wednesday morning due to flooding. Roads through Cleveland Park were closed before reopening Wednesday night. 

Cherokee County

Brugg Street Apartments in Blacksburg was evacuated around 10 a.m. Wednesday after Doolittle Creek flooded, according to emergency dispatchers.

Residents were allowed to return to the apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were checking the county, with their biggest concern bridges.

The following roads were closed as of 2:40 p.m. Wednesday: Little Hope Road, River Road and Mullinax Circle.

Greenwood County

The US 25 Bypass at Burgess Drive was closed due to roadway flooding and a detour was put in place around 3:35 p.m. Wednesday. 

Emergency management officials said residents at Wilson Creek Mobile Home Park were evacuated Wednesday due to flooding. At least six families had to leave their homes.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter for people living in the Wilson Creek area of Greenwood. The shelter is located at Main Street United Methodist Church at 211 North Main Street in Greenwood. 

The relief agency also issued the following guidelines for people who experience flooding:

  • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
  • When a flood warning is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay there.
  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way.
  • If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger

Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County 911 dispatchers said they received reports of cars submerged along Hayne Street in the Arcadia area, but said those areas had cleared by 10 a.m.

Union County

Mount Lebanon Road was closed in Union County as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. FOX Carolina is told that people keep moving the barriers, which is very dangerous. 

Laurens County

Watts Avenue was closed due to flooding as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. No evacuations had been reported at that time. 

Newberry County

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following roads closed as of 7 p.m. Wednesday:

  • Kings Creek Road at bridge due to possible bridge failure
  • St. Matthews Church Road at Heller's Creek due to water over bridge
  • Belfast Road from Brown Chapel Road to Spearman Road due to water over bridge
  • Boinest Road due to water over road and bridge under water
  • Suber Road  at Francis Road due to flowing water
  • Thunder Road due to concerns of road integrity
  • Circle Road  at Bush River due to running water
  • Dr. Bowers at Kibler's Bridge due to running water and road integrity
  • Mt. Bethel Garmany Road at several locations deep standing water in road

Abbeville County

Several roads were closed Wednesday in Abbeville County, including a section of Campfield Church Road, along with  Peach Orchard Road, Seneca Street at South Butler Avenue, Highway 284 at Lake Secession Road, Anderson Street, Kathryn Street, Lee Street, Savannah Street, Edgewood Street, Seneca Street (area behind post office), Country Lane, Long Branch Street, Whitehall Street, Maple Street, West Greenwood Street, Old Calhoun Falls Road, John Gray Road (between Wall Street and Keowee Road, Ferguson Road, Will C Johnson Road, Fuller Road and McClain Bridge.

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