Heavy rain pounds Charleston as Joaquin moves away from East Coast

October 3, 2015 4:16 PM

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Heavy rain pounds Charleston as Joaquin moves away from East Coast

Heavy rain lashed Charleston, S.C., and much of the Southeast on Saturday, giving the region little consolation from the fading threat of Hurricane Joaquin as it moved to the northeast away from the East Coast.

Police shut down traffic onto the peninsula, the area between the Ashley and Cooper rivers where the historic downtown area is located. Rising waters stalled cars throughout the low-lying area.

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