Beaufort News

North end of county spared torrential rains; Bluffton gets nearly 8 inches

An umbrella was necessary equipment to make it through the steady rainfall in Beaufort Thursday afternoon.
An umbrella was necessary equipment to make it through the steady rainfall in Beaufort Thursday afternoon.

Though rain soaked parts of southern Beaufort County on Friday, northern Beaufort County was largely spared Mother Nature's wrath.

Neither the Beaufort Fire Department nor the Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District responded to additional calls because of rain Friday.

The Burton Fire District was called to two minor vehicle accidents, both of which were caused by standing water on major thoroughfares, said Capt. Debora Lewis, fire district spokeswoman.

The first crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Trask Parkway and Parris Island Gateway. The second occurred at about 3 p.m. on Boundary Street.Firefighters were on scene for about 15 minutes for each wreck, Lewis said.

No injuries were reported in either crash.

"In both crashes, traffic was not stopped," Lewis said. "Everyone was taking their time. It was raining so hard that it got pretty hard to see out there."

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