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Flooding closes Hilton Head streets

John M. Brainard rides his bike along the flooded pathway next to a partially flooded Folly Field Road on Wednesday evening following the torrential rains that inundated Hilton Head Island earlier in the day.
John M. Brainard rides his bike along the flooded pathway next to a partially flooded Folly Field Road on Wednesday evening following the torrential rains that inundated Hilton Head Island earlier in the day. Jay Karr/Island Packet

Several Hilton Head Island roads, including the Sea Pines Circle on William Hilton Parkway, were closed from 4:30 p.m. until about 6 p.m. Wednesday after heavy rains fell on the island throughout the day, according to authorities and the National Weather Service in Charleston.

Flooding shut down portions of Folly Field Road, Pope Avenue, New Orleans Road and the Sea Pines Circle, forcing Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies to direct rush-hour traffic around puddles, Capt. Jim Bukoffsky said.

A little more than an inch of rain had fallen on the south end of the island by 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to a south-end weather station operation by the Salty Dog Cafe.

The bulk of the rain has passed and residents can expect drier weather today, , National Weather Service meteorologist Julie Packett said.

Cassie Foss

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