Heavy rains soaking region

Rains continued to fall across the region this afternoon.

Citizens reported some minor flooding problems during the heaviest period of rainfall his morning.

Some creeks and streams were near topping their banks due to so much rainfall in the last 24 hours, causing some flood problems, authorities said.

In Columbia County, Roads and Bridges crews were out all morning working to clearing debris from driveway pipes so the water can run off quicker, officials said.

Stormwater Utility crews have also been out checking creeks & streams where slow runoff has been reported.

Several roads were closed in low-lying stretched, police said.

Earlier today the National Weather Service in Columbia issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for minor flooding and poor drainage areas in Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick, Richmond and Columbia counties.

Rainfall has been steady across the region today.

Since 7 a.m. Wednesday 2.67 to 4.7 inches have fallen in Columbia County, officials said.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected tonight, according to the weather service. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Showers and possible thunderstorms are expected to continue Saturday.

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