• 3 rescued from flash floods in Lancaster Co.

    By: Greg Suskin


    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - Three people had to be rescued from rising flood waters in Lancaster County Monday morning.

    The flooding is an ongoing issue in Lancaster on Monday afternoon.

    School officials are trying to determine if the flooding will affect any bus routes for school dismissal Monday.

    Some buses were forced to take alternate routes because roads were flooded Monday morning.

    School officials plan to use the outgoing message system ConnectEd to alert parents of any changes.

    Some roads in the county remain closed.

    Channel 9 cameras caught fast-moving water rushing over Langley Road.

    Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder said people have been turning down streets that they don’t know are flooded and then getting stuck in the waters.

    Blackwelder said no injuries have been reported.

    Some of the worst flooding has been reported on these roads:

    • S.C. 9, near the bridge at the Lancaster-Chesterfield county line.
    • S.C. 522 (Rocky River Road), especially near Taxahaw Road and in the Buford area. More than 1 foot of water is covering the road in places.
    • Lee Ormand Road
    • Bob Orman Road
    • S.C. 200, between Lancaster and the Union County line.
    • Dixie School Road
    • Hershel Plyler Road
    • Langley Road

    A viewer sent in video of flooding from Gills Creek Drive. Watch it here.

    Stay with wsoctv.com for updates on this developing story.

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