Flooding leads to water rescues in DC area

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Our meteorologists warned us that there could be some flash flooding due to Tuesday's heavy downpours. Tuesday afternoon, several people were rescued from flooded cars and numerous roads were closed.

Before noon Tuesday, we heard about flooding in the 8600 block of Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda, on Sligo Creek Parkway and Wayne Avenue, and Broad Branch Road just North of Ridge Road.

WUSA 9's Scott Broom sent a tweet from Beach Drive near Connecticut Avenue where first responders rescued three people from a flooded car.

It wasn't the only place where there were water rescues. Among the reported water rescue sites were Dorsey Road & WB&A Road in Glen Burnie, Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Lake Front Drive in Linthicum Heights and Fort Smallwood Road & Kenton Road in Pasadena.

Broom sent in a video earlier from his dashcam showing the impact of the rain on traffic in the area:http://www.wusa9.com/media/cinematic/video/13948251/traffic-on-a-rainy-tuesday/

Fairfax County police released a list of roads that are closed as of 5 p.m. They included: Fairfax Station Rd./Colchester Rd.,Popes Head Rd. between Colchester/Clifton Rd.,Rt. lane of Route 1 at Green Leaf St., Old Courthouse Road/Besley,Browns Mill Road/Beulah Rd., Spring Hill Road between Fair Creek Trail/Georgetown Pike,Beulah Rd./Days Farm Rd., Morningside Drive/Chandler St., Woodburn Road/Spicewood, Prosperity Ave. from Glenbrook Pl. to Morningside, Hunter Mill Road/Hunter Station Rd., Hunter Mill Road/Lawyers Rd., LawyersRoad/Helmwood Court, Foxmill Rd /Hunt, near Bronzedale Dr. and Waples Mill, Lawyers Road between Angelico Way/Lydia Pl.

According to authorities, cars are under water in the 10700 block of Blackstone Avenue in the Cheltenham area of Prince George's County, Md. The road has been closed and some home have started taking on water.

CSX has issued flash flood speed restrictions this afternoon on the Camden Line and from D.C. to Rockville on the Brunswick Line. Delays of 20 to 30 minutes are possible, say MARC officials.

An earlier notice from MTA officials said that a catenary wire snapped between the Linthicum and North Linthicum Light Rail stations so a bus bridge was put into place between the Patapsco ,Cromwell and BWI stations. Due to the rain, a "comfort train" was put in place at the Patapsco station for passengers waiting for buses.

We have issued a Yellow Alert for Tuesday for showers and thunderstorms. Allow some extra time for travel as showers and T-storms will continue on and off all day. There is a slight risk of severe storms Tuesday.


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