Heavy rain flooding streets, gator swimming near SC neighborhood

Gator in Shadowmoss, courtesy: Allison McCutcheon

CHARLESTON – Part on an embankment collapsed off Interstate 526 in Charleston Monday morning as heavy rain led to flash flood warnings in the Lowcountry.

Heavy rain caused the collapse near the intersection of I-526 and Dorchester Road according to the National Weather Service.

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A flash flood warning was in effect until 9:00 a.m. Monday for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

An Alligator was even spotted swimming through the flooded streets of Shadowmoss Plantation in West Ashley.

Allison McCutcheon captured a picture of the gator.

NWS reported as much as five to six inches of rain fell in the north Charleston, Hanahan, Shadowmoss and Goose Creek area since 5:00 a.m. There were reports of closed roads and at least one water rescue.

Market Street toward East Bay Street in the downtown area is flooded and closed according to our sister station WCBD.

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