Flood warning issued for York, Chester counties

A flood warning has been issued for York and Chester counties because of Monday’s rainfall.

The AccuWeather service issued a warning Monday at 12:26 p.m. for York County and the northern portion of Chester County, after the area received sustained rainfall through the morning and with more showers expected Monday afternoon.

AccuWeather notes many tributaries of the Catawba River are running at high levels and were above bankful Monday, creating the possibility for flooding. Current conditions could become “aggravated” as the rain continues.

Drivers are advised not to move barricades or drive on roadways covered by water. “Only a few inches of rapidly flowing water can carry away your vehicle,” the warning says.

The flood warning also covers portions of Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties. It continues until 6:30 p.m.

Flooding can be reported to the National Weather Service office in Greenville-Spartanburg at 1-800-267-8101, on the weather service’s Facebook page or by tweeting the the hashtag #nwsgsp.

Bristow Marchant: 803-329-4062, @BristowatHome