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Record weather floods western Carolinas

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Parts of the western Carolinas saw more rain, and flooding Wednesday, as storms and showers moved through the area.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said areas were drying out on Wednesday evening, but a few new storms were threatening the already hard hit Pickens County.

Kent said the town of Clemson has seen 6 inches of rain between Tuesday and Wednesday, which she said is greater than the town sees in a typical month.

A bridge along Jones Mill Road, that crosses over Six Mile Creek, partially collapsed as debris from the rising water knocked into a piling on Wednesday morning. 

A few cars were washed off Pickens County roads, as well. Click here to see video of the flooding.

There is also a partial road collapse along Todds Creek Road near Central, that has closed the road. The road was closed at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and DOT workers were on scene.

Flooding was also reported in Henderson County. Bobs Creek Road and Green River Road in Zirconia were closed on Wednesday afternoon, because the roads were impassable.

Pickens County Emergency Management said five people were rescued, because of flooding near creeks and rivers west of Pickens Tuesday night.

The Pickens County Flea Market off of Highway 183 was also flooded, with the main market area under water. The markets opened on Wednesday, because the water receded from some booth areas, though parts of the market will remain closed because of flooding. Vendors wanting to sell, can set up on the higher ground that is not flooded.

Kent said the area has seen more than 49 inches of rain as of Tuesday afternoon at Greenville/Spartanburg airport, the average is 47 inches for the entire year. She also said the Upstate may see a few more inches by the end of this week, with the approaching storms.

While the line of storms move through on Wednesday, you can check its progress with FOX Radar 3-D here.

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