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Heavy downpours, storms cause major flooding across Northern Virginia

Trees were downed and flooded roadways were closed for hours Friday as morning storms quickly brought damage to the area.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Roads are reopening across the DMV after morning flash floods left many impassable, particularly in parts of Northern Virginia that were especially hard hit. Residents are asked to use caution though as standing water is still being seen on many major roadways. 

The National Weather Service reported that parts of Fairfax County got more than 4.5 inches of rain causing creeks to flood their banks and low-lying areas to flood. 

King Street in Old Town Alexandria near the waterfront was under water. In Annandale, Woodbury Road was closed between Robey Avenue and Spicewood Drive for waters that measured 3.5-feet deep. 

As of noon Friday, all flash flood warnings had been dropped in the DC Metro region, but a few flood warnings persist. Flood Warnings continue until 4:45 p.m. in D.C., Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

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As of 1 p.m., Fairfax County Police are reporting the following road closures: 

Mclean District Station

Beulah Road at Browns Mill Road, closed due to flooding

Mason District Station

Woodburn Road at Spicewood Drive, closed due to flooding

Reston District Station

10500 block of Beach Mill Road, closed due to a downed tree

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Here's what to do if your home has been impacted by flooding:

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