Irma: City Urges Drivers to Avoid Flood Prone Streets

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia is reminding drivers to avoid flood prone streets and intersections.
If Hurricane Irma strikes us here in the Midlands, they want you to be prepared.

Some of the streets include Gervais and Laurens… Main and Whaley… Harden and Santee.
It is recommended that if you do see a flooded street to turn around and do not try to drive through it.

Per the City of Columbia:

The City of Columbia urges drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain events. Please avoid these areas during and immediately after heavy rains.


Main and Whaley

Gervais and Laurens

Blossom and Henderson

Blossom and Saluda

Harden and Santee

Monroe and Maple


Two Notch and Read

Wheat and Amherst

Adger and Devine

Wheat and Sumter

Wheat and Pickens

Heyward and Ravenel


Pickens between Wheat and Green


Barnwell and Pendleton


Harden and Read


Harden and Calhoun


Franklin and Marion


Franklin and Sumter


Columbia College and N. Main


Bull and Laurel

Disclaimer: Locations above are places known to be flood prone. Actual flooding locations will depend on storm strength, duration and location.


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