Because of unusual high tide Tuesday morning, police are asking motorists to exercise caution and avoid flooded streets and roads. We want the residents in our homes and apartments in Charleston, SC to remain safe.
According to DHEC, the highest king tide hit at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday and will rise again in about 12 hours.
City of Charleston emergency officials asked travelers to delay coming onto the peninsula if possible.
The following Charleston streets are closed due to flooding.
- 61 at the 17 Split
- America St from Lee St to Cooper St
- Broad St and Lockwood Blvd both directions at that corner
- Calhoun St from Lockwood Blvd to Jonathon Lucas St – Only the center lane is open
- Central Park Rd between Fleming Rd and Riverland Dr
- Cherry St between Bee St & the Crosstown
- Drake St from South St to Chapel St
- Hagood Ave & Fishburne St intersection
- Morrison Dr from Cooper St to Stuart St closed due to flooding
- Seabrook Island Pkwy just before Bohicket Marina (per CCSO)
- Wentworth St and Barre St intersection
- Windermere Blvd at William Ackerman Ln
The tide was driven by a full moon that’s close to the earth and northeast winds. Charleston streets start flooding when the tide goes above 7 feet. The tide was already at 7 feet at 6:50 a.m. and over 8 feet by 8 a.m., according to the weather service.
The weather service is also predicting between a quarter and half of an inch today.
More flooding is expected during tonight’s high tide, which is around 8:48 p.m.
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