The Latest: Downtown Charleston open to residents, others

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rain storm affecting South Carolina this weekend (all times local):

8:05 a.m.

The downtown Charleston peninsula, which includes the city’s historic district, has been reopened on a limited basis. City officials closed the area to incoming traffic on Saturday because of flooding from heavy rains.

Residents and business owners are again being allowed in as are public safety workers and medical workers. Those who want to enter the downtown area must show proper identification.

Others, including tourists and those who simply might want to look at storm damage, are being blocked from entering by police at entrances to the peninsula. City officials reported early Sunday that more than 60 streets and intersections remain closed because of high water and more rain is expected through the day.

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