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Strong Storms Batter Washington Region Once Again

Thunderstorm (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Thunderstorm (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Thursday night brought with it another round of sever thunderstorms in the Washington region.

Flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings blanketed the area as roads flooded and thousands of residents lost power.

The conditions led to a number of incidents on the beltway, including an accident involving a tractor-trailer on the inner loop near the merge with I-270. The large truck blocked three lanes, backing up traffic well past Georgetown Road.

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At least three other instances of cars spinning out and hitting the jersey wall on the beltway were reported.

High water closed a number of roads around the region, including Rhode Island Ave. in Northeast DC.

Rescue crews were called to many locations to assist drivers who got stuck trying to pass flooded roadways. Pictures posted on Twitter showed rescue workers reaching the stranded drivers on inflatable rafts.