South Carolina

3 rescued as floods push cars from roadways

Three people had to be rescued from flooding in Anderson County on Saturday, and heavy rains in the Upstate are expected to continue causing hazardous conditions into Sunday, the National Weather Service says.

Heavy flash flooding due to previous rains that have soaked the region is likely in some areas, according to the Weather Service. Motorists were told to expect rapid rises in some creeks and streams.

A man whose car was washed off the road around 6 a.m. was rescued in Pendleton by firefighters and the Anderson Tactical Rescue Team, said county fire chief Billy Gibson. Soon after that, two more people were rescued just outside Pendleton, he said.