WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Heavy rains have soaked parts of the Washington area, flooding some streets and disrupting Metro service.
The Washington Post reports that 3 to 5 inches of rain had fallen at the Children’s National Medical Center in northwest Washington by 9 p.m. Sunday, while at least 2 inches had fallen on the city from the Capitol to American University.
Flooding was reported in the Bloomingdale, Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods of Northwest, and a motorist was rescued from a car that stalled amid high water on Rhode Island Avenue.
At least three Metro stations in Northwest experienced some flooding, and Metro had to suspend service on the Green Line near the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station. Storms have been dumping rain on the area since Saturday.
On Monday, some District residents were left with a swampy mess to clean up. Some in the Bloomindale neighborhood feel the city’s sewage system, which was originally built in the 1800′s, is inadequate to meet the demands of today’s population.
Forecasters attributed the stormy weather to the remnants of Isaac, and said the Mid-Atlantic region would continue to feel the effects into Wednesday.
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