NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Protective netting meant to catch debris from construction work on a South Carolina bridge fell onto the roadway, snarling the evening commute.

Local media outlets report the North Charleston Police Department said traffic in both directions on the Don N. Holt Bridge came to a halt after the netting fell during a storm on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the netting fell on cars. There was no immediate word of any injuries.

Strong thunderstorms rumbling through the area prompted the National Weather Service to issue a severe thunderstorm warning which was set to expire at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A flood advisory was in effect until 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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