Heavy rain and strong winds knocked down trees and flooded roadways throughout York County on Sunday, blocking traffic and causing minor traffic accidents.
No injuries were reported to authorities despite dozens of incidents across the county.
More than 3 inches of rain fell from late Friday night through early Sunday afternoon, when the precipitation turned to snow, according to the National Weather Service.
One woman became stranded in her car Sunday afternoon when she tried to cross a flooded S.C. 901 near Pearson Drive and Glenarden Drive where road construction has been under way, said Ben Funderburk, battalion chief at the Rock Hill Fire Department.
"The road was blocked off," he said. "She tried to drive through, and her car stalled out."
Firefighters waded through the water and rescued the woman safely from her car, he said.
S.C. Department of Transportation crews spent most of Sunday afternoon clearing debris from road drains and culverts to allow water to drain from roads, said Cotton Howell, York County's director of emergency management.
Reports of downed trees blocking roads were scattered throughout the county, Howell said.
"The ground can't support the trees," he said. "Wind gusts and the rain makes the roots give way.
"It's Mother Nature's way of clearing the weak ones."
Sunday evening, 800 Duke Power customers in York County were without power due to heavy afternoon wind gusts, spokesman Dave Scanzoni said. York Electric Cooperative had a few scattered outages in the county, spokesman Marc Howie said. The City of Rock Hill utilities director Scott Motsinger said the rain had not caused any major utility problems as of Sunday afternoon.
By late Sunday afternoon, as temperatures hit the freezing mark, the rain turned into snow.