WASHINGTON -- The rain has stopped, but flooding and high water continue to cover roads in the region Thursday.
Road closures remain around the region and the risk of flooding forced the city of Laurel to evacuate several hundred people.
Lingering showers will give way to some sunshine Thursday as parts of the region deal with high waters and flooding. Wednesday’s record rainfall continues to run downstream causing more flooding concerns, even the sun has come out.
There is an ongoing Flood Warning for parts of Maryland as the Monocacy and Patuxtent rivers remain above flood stage.
Roads around the regions remain closed because of flooding and high water.
Below are some traffic issues to note:
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FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN... THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WESTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND WESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA * UNTIL 300 PM EDT * AT 903 AM EDT...RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN OF UP TO ONE INCH HAD FALLEN IN THE METRO AREA IN THE LAST TWO HOURS. SIMILAR RAINFALL RATES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...WHICH WILL CAUSE STREAMS TO RISE OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND CAUSE FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS.