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Flooding, downed trees, road closures & rescues reported across DMV

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued through the DMV region Friday until midnight.

WASHINGTON — Severe weather with heavy rain and flooding is impacting the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region Friday.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued through Friday at midnight.

In Loudoun County, Trail Race Road was closed at Route 50 due to trees on wires. 

In Maryland, southbound Cabin John Parkway before Mac Arthur Blvd was shut down, due to a fallen tree. The area was closed for a while and the tree has since been removed, Montgomery County Police said.

Residents in the Tantallon area of Prince George's County said flooding happens too often and added they are all too familiar with images and videos of water pouring in through their neighbor's basement windows. 

The community is now concerned that the flooding will only become more severe with plans to build a school in the area, according Tantallon residents. Monique Anderson Walker, councilmember for District 8 of the county, said she asked for a comprehensive study to be done before construction on the school begins. 

In Northern Virginia , Alexandria Fire crews responded to a water rescue in the 100 block of North Union Street on the Alexandria Waterfront. Police said a caller reported that their car was stuck and was unable to get out due to water rising to the driver's door.

Crews were able to help the person out of the vehicle and Alexandria police are working to remove the vehicle from the roadway. The person refused medical attention, police said.

The Glebe Road ramp to westbound Arlington Boulevard is blocked due to several fallen trees in the area, police said.

In Culpeper County, emergency services evacuated nearly 50 people from flood waters threatening homes last night. Residents living in the area said the storm water problem has worsened in the last few years. 

John Russel, a Culpeper councilmember, said he blames the flooding on a bridge that blocks storm water that collects in a local creek. He said one solution is to drudge the creek and make it deeper to prevent future flooding. 

Authorities are urging drivers to travel carefully on wet roads due to the weather. If you do see pooled water, turn around, don't drown. Even just a few inches can render a car unable to move. 

To view the weather impact in your area, here's a look at our interactive radar.

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