Storms, heavy rain hit D.C. region


Storms, heavy rain hit D.C. region

Parts of the D.C. region are dealing with flooding conditions after days of rain.

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.

This afternoon, the chance for a shower or sprinkle continues. Expect breezy and milder conditions. Highs are in the mid to upper 70s. 

Tonight, temperatures will drop into the 40s and 50s under partly cloudy skies. 

Friday should be beautiful with a mix of clouds and sunshine and highs near 70. 

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Roads around the regions remain closed because of flooding and high water.

Below are some traffic issues to note:

  • Rock Creek Parkway has reopened in time for the afternoon rush - from Independence Avenue up to Connecticut/Calvert. Drivers can cross the parkway at Porter, Tilden and Park. 
  • Beach Drive remains closed. 
  • Roads are closed in Old Town Alexandria due to flooding.
Below are links to get more information about traffic incidents and closures around the region:

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