City streets, intersections prone to severe flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The City of Columbia is urging drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain events: Adger and Devine Harden and Read Barnwell and Pendelton Harden and Santee Blossom and Henderson Heyward and Ravenel Blossom and Saluda Main and Whaley Bull and Laurel Monroe and Maple Columbia College and N. Main Pickens between Wheat and Green Franklin and Marion Two Notch and Read Franklin and Sumter Wheat and Amherst Gervais and Laurens Wheat and Pickens Harden and Calhoun Wheat and Sumter Please avoid these areas during and immediately after heavy rains. If you encounter a flooded street or intersection, turn around; do not attempt to drive through it. Stay away from storm-damaged areas to include damaged or downed trees and power lines to keep from putting yourself at risk from the effects of severe thunderstorms officials advise. Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately. If you notice a storm drain which is blocked by debris please notify the Public Works Street Division at 545-3780 during regular business hours and Customer Care at 545-3300 after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends. An alternate non-emergency number is 803-252-2911. For emergencies please call 911.

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