The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood advisory for the parts of the Midlands until 5:45 p.m. due to the heavy rains rolling through our area.
The cities in our area that will be affected include Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Cayce, Forest Acres, Fort Jackson, Five Points, and Swansea, among others.
Some roadways are beginning to flood during the commute home.
4:04 pm: Street flooding observed Main & Whaley St. Motorists use caution.— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) July 24, 2017
Local law enforcement is also monitoring intersections where traffic lights are malfunctioning.
#CPD officers are monitoring several intersections with flashing traffic lights: Green/Assembly, Blossom/Assembly, Harden/College...— Cola Police Dept. SC (@ColumbiaPDSC) July 24, 2017
For commuters - it is important to take caution when on the roadways: turn around, don't drown!
Monday is the second day in a row that heavy rains have caused flooding in some areas of the Midlands.
Flooding has been reported at the following intersections:
Here is a portion of MLK park. pic.twitter.com/L57boT9jAQ— Cola Police Dept. SC (@ColumbiaPDSC) July 24, 2017
Most of Five Points will be blocked off to vehicular traffic until flood waters recede. #SafetyFirst.— Cola Police Dept. SC (@ColumbiaPDSC) July 24, 2017
Officers are working to place barricades at the flooded areas/roadways. Do NOT drive around these barricades. They are there for a reason.— Cola Police Dept. SC (@ColumbiaPDSC) July 24, 2017
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