High water subsiding in Newberry as city gets break from rain

Flooding in Newberry causes road closures, creeks to overflow

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WIS) - Newberry officials reported several road closures as flooding affected part of the city on Monday morning.

Heavy rain is inundating the Midlands as a front remains stalled over the area. The WIS First Alert Weather Team says Monday and Tuesday are Alert Days, and the Midlands can expect periods of showers and thunderstorms over the next several days.

Eight roads were closed in Newberry at the height of flooding on Monday.

As of 1:35 p.m. Monday, only the following roads remain closed:

  • Adelaide St. from McCravy to Emory St.
  • Academy St. from Crosson to Cromer St.

Several Newberry residents reached out to WIS to report Scotts Creek overflowed, causing some of these closures.

Patsy Blair Parks sent a video showing the high water near her home on Wheeler Street. She said the city council told residents they “fixed the creek,” before this flooding happened.

Parks said every time it rains a lot, the creek floods its banks.

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