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Heavy rain, high water impacts Thursday morning commute

The heavy downpours and strong storms are expected to continue through Thursday morning.

WASHINGTON — Severe thunderstorms and Flash Flood warnings are covering parts of the DMV, causing power outages, traffic troubles and damage.

Numerous swift water rescues have been reported in the region including in Montgomery County at Beach Drive and Connecticut Avenue, in Walkersville in the 9900 block of Daysville Road at Cabbage Run and in Libertywon in the 8900 block of Jones Road.

Track the latest updates below:

Weather Alerts

Areal Flood Warnings are in place for D.C. Montgomery, Prince George's, Fairfax, Alexandria, Falls Church, Howard and Baltimore until early afternoon. 

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Power Outages

Dominion Energy has reported over 3,500 outages so far in Northern Virginia. Pepco has reported over 800 customers impacted by outages early Thursday.

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Here's a look at road conditions in Frederick County, Maryland:


6:08 a.m. -- Crash on Route 270 has cleared and traffic is slowly resuming.

5:20 a.m. -- Parts of eastbound Interstate 66 is closed between Virginia Route 28 and Virginia Route 286.

5:20 a.m.-- Lane closed on Beltway outer loop in Bethesda due to a crash near Maryland Route 355 at Rockville Pike.

5:19 a.m. -- Major traffic back up on Route 270 in Hyattstown due to a crash between Route 109 and Route 121

4:18 a.m. -- Northbound and southbound Route 609  at Reliance Road Route 627 in Warren County is closed due to flooding.


Montgomery County, Maryland

11:32 p.m. --  Large tree and wires down at 8000 block Rocky Rd near Rocky Valley Dr. in Laytonsville. Road closed between Route 108 and Route 124 

5 p.m. --Northbound Montgomery Village Avenue is closed at Wightman Road due to a tree down in the roadway. Authorities are advising drivers to seek an alternate route and expect significant delays. 

5 p.m. -- On West Bexhill Drive and East Stanhope Road a tree is down, which has resulted in downed wires. Drivers can expect the road to be blocked.

5 p.m. -- On Brink Road near Cozy Court a tree has fallen down across the road, leaving wires down. The tree struck a vehicle, but no injuries have been reported. Drivers should expect some lanes to be blocked.

5 p.m. -- at the 4400 block at Gridley Road near Middle Road in Viers Mill Village, a large tree has fallen down across a road. High tension wires are down, which has left power out in the area and the road blocked.

5 p.m. --A large tree has also fallen, leaving a utility pole damaged along with wires down, in the 8200 block of Ellingson Drive, Near Colston Drive. All commuters should expect for the road to be blocked. 


In Montgomery County, a tree fell, narrowly missing a house in Leland Court near Leland Street in Chevy Chase. Wires are now down as a result.

A tree also fell onto a house at Turnham Court off Redding Ridge Drive. 

A large tree is blocking the roadway at Burke Lake Road and Coffer Woods in Fairfax County. WUSA9 Nicole DiAntonio said power lines are also down. 

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School Closures

Carroll County Public Schools is closed Thursday due to significant road closures and hazardous road conditions.

Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland is also closed Thursday due to inclement weather and road closures in the area. 

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