Heavy rain causes downtown flooding in Columbia

May 21, 2013 

— By evening rush hour, the water had mostly drained away, but earlier Tuesday, several downtown Columbia intersections were under water and nearly impassible after a line of storms moved over the Midlands.

The intersections particularly hard hit were Sumter Street at Hampton Street, Blossom Street at Saluda Avenue and Whaley Street at Main Street, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said.

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