Road Closures, Flooding Result from Heavy Rains in Montgomery …

Flash inundate watch in outcome until Saturday afternoon

Rock Creek Trail was submerged Friday afternoon as Rock Creek flooded over surrounding areas.

Rock Creek Trail was submerged Friday afternoon as Rock Creek flooded over surrounding areas.

Joe Zimmermann

Heavy rains left several roads sealed in Montgomery County as initial responders dealt with high waters and bad continue that is approaching to continue by Saturday.

The sleet started Friday morning. The National Weather Service released a flash inundate warning for a county until 2:45 p.m. and a peep inundate watch until Saturday afternoon. A warning is released when flooding is occurring. A watch means some-more flooding is possible.

The area was approaching to get 4 or some-more inches of rain.

Sligo Creek Parkway was sealed between Piney Branch Road and New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring due to reports of flooding, and Muncaster Mill Road in Rockville was sealed during Bowie Mill Road, according to Montgomery County Emergency Management.

Beach Drive was sealed between Barroll Lane and Knowles Avenue in Bethesda as H2O levels of Rock Creek rose substantially.

Emergency responders perceived several reports of people wanting H2O rescues, yet Assistant Chief Dee Howard Richards pronounced Friday afternoon that a reports so distant were ungrounded and responders haven’t found anyone in danger.

High-standing H2O was seen elsewhere via a county, including in nearby Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg and along Randolph Road in Silver Spring and Wheaton, Richards said.

County officials suggested drivers to equivocate flooded roadways and practice counsel while roving Friday and Saturday.

“People need to be aware of that. If they can’t see a lines in a road, if they see relocating H2O or if they can’t see a highway as they can routinely see it, we’re advising, ‘Don’t drown. Turn around,’” Richards said.

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