Flooding closes streets Thursday night in the Lowcountry

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Coastal Flooding Warning issued for 6 p.m.-midnight, August 29. (WCIV)

Update (8:06 PM): The tide hit 8 ft. in the Charleston Harbor, the level where major flooding begins, according to the Nation Weather Service.

Charleston Police announced the following roads were closed due to flooding: Lockwood St. from Wentworth St. to Barre St., Beaufain St. from Barre St. to Lockwood St., along with Washington St. and Society Street.

At least two US-17 ramps at Lockwood St. and Saint Andrews Blvd. have also been closed due to flooding, according to police.

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Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for Charleston County and portions of Beaufort and Colleton counties for Thursday night, August 29.

Lower Berkeley County and coastal Georgetown County also are under flood advisories.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for 6 p.m.-midnight.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Williams with ABC News 4's Storm Tracker team says the flooding is a result of an unusually high tide Thursday night, which peaks around 8 p.m. in the Charleston area.

According to the NWS, 1-2 feet of inundation above ground is possible in low-lying areas and along tidal waterways.

Significant saltwater inundation will render numerous roads impassable, especially in Downtown Charleston, forecasters say.