Crime & Public Safety

Update: Bluffton flyover closed due to flooding; More rain coming

Updated at 9:03 p.m.

The Bluffton flyover on Bluffton Parkway has been shut down due to flooding as a strong line of storms rolled through Sunday evening, according to an alert from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The alert says traffic cones have been set up at the flyover’s access ramps on Bluffton Parkway and westbound U.S. 278.

The flyover will be re-opened to traffic when the flooding recedes and the road is passable.

About two to three inches of rain was shown falling according to radar south of Bluffton and North of Daufuskie island on Sunday night as the first line of storms hit the area, National Weather Service Meteorologist Blair Holloway said.

Holloway said the rain fell at about high tide Sunday night.

“Over the next one to two hours it is possible to see another round of moderate to heavy rain,” Holloway said