Flooded Sunset

(Photo Credit: Terry Ward/Cola Daily)

Severe weather, heavy rains, high winds, and flash flooding across the Midlands Thursday evening resulted in down powerlines, fallen trees, and damage.

According to the National Weather Center Columbia, roadways in Richland and Lexington counties were covered by water.

In Lexington, the storm caused traffic signals to stop working. The Lexington Police Department strongly encouraged residents to avoid the area.

There were also reports of power outages and power lines down.

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