This week in weather: Sinkhole, flooding seen in Lowcountry

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BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – The beginning of the week brought nearly a dozen inches of rain to portions of the Lowcountry.

In Bluffton alone, 11.03 inches of rain was measured from Monday through Wednesday night.

According to Storm Team 3 meteorologists, this is likely what led to a large sinkhole at the Belfair in Bluffton. Jack Suslak sent in a photo taken of the sinkhole around 9 a.m. Wednesday on Belfair Oaks Boulevard.

WSAV received several other photos from around the Lowcountry showing flooding in neighborhoods. The Farm at Buckwalter in Bluffton, for example, saw considerable street flooding.

Into Wednesday evening, weather conditions and flooding impacted much of Beaufort County. Take a look at other reports received:

6:15 p.m. Beaufort County: Vehicles stranded in water due to flooding at Wilborn Road and Main Street

5:45 p.m. Beaufort County: Traffic light out at Highway 46 and US 278

5:45 p.m. Beaufort County: “Considerable” road flooding at Highway 170 and US 278 interchange

5:15 p.m. Beaufort/Jasper County: Flooding closes Highway 170 ramp going onto US 278

5:15 p.m. Beaufort County: A vehicle was pulled from the water in Pritchardville. An estimated 2 feet of water in front of a home in Hampton Lake Community

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