Intense Rain Leads to Extensive Flooding in the Midlands

Flooding and rain on Alexander street in West Columbia

Columbia, SC (WLTX)-- Wednesday's severe storms brought not only damaging winds and potential tornadoes, but also heavy flash flooding across the area.

Almost two inches of rain fell across the central Midlands in just one hour. 

The heavy rains began causing some of usual spots to flood, such as Rocky Branch Creek near the USC campus, but there was flooding across the rest of the city as well. Over on Assembly Street, Columbia Police reported a small sinkhole near the intersection of Lady Street. They put up a cone to block that area off. 

Video showed people struggling to drive through the suddenly swelling waters. 

West Columbia also saw rain covering many roadways in that area. All affected roads have now reopened.

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