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Flooding forces drivers to find alternate routes in Orangeburg

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Heavy rains have forced motorists to find alternate routes in and around Orangeburg County.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, flooding forced Chestnut Street near a pharmacy and a railroad overpass to close. Hannah Wimberly of the S.C. Highway Patrol says that is the only road that has been closed.

In fact, Highway Patrol troopers say they sent an aquatic team to rescue a driver in a submerged vehicle on Chestnut Street.

"I was coming through this way by the traffic light and there was a person's car stuck under the bridge," Anastasia Waring said, "and there was an 18-wheeler trying to block people from coming that way. It was overwhelming. There was a lot of water and people's cars were getting stuck."

The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety and Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office were on hand with the Highway Patrol to help direct traffic away from the flooded area.

Issues on parts of Cannon Bridge Road have been reported as well. Authorities are also reporting that Boulevard Street near Old St. Matthews Road and Columbia Road is also washed out.

Neighbors near Boulevard Street said they got nervous watching the water rise inch by inch. But now, conditions are looking better as Highway Patrol reported no floods in the area at the moment

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