UPDATED: May 17, 2014 11:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — A storm that dumped heavy rain is complicating travel and causing significant flooding in the D.C.-Baltimore region.
The rain has passed east of the region, but the threat of flooding remains.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning to remain in effect until Sunday evening for Rappahannock River above Fredericksburg in Va., which will affect the city of Fredericksburg, as well as Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.
A Coastal Flood Warning is also in effect for the city of Alexandria until 6 a.m. on Monday.
Emergency officials reported rescues of motorists stranded in high water and flooded roads were reported in low-lying areas including Annapolis’ waterfront in Maryland, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia and along Rock Creek in Washington.
Annapolis EPARM (@AnnapolisEPARM) May 16, 2014
This is the highest I've ever seen the water up King & Union St in Old Town. http://t.co/VkOkq0UiOh—
Cam Thompson WNEW (@CamThompsonWNEW) May 16, 2014
This is Rock Creek north of Tilden St NW http://t.co/yF06Ry6MK8—
John Domen (@JDonWNEW) May 16, 2014
There were eight water rescues or reports of vehicles stranded in high water between 6 and 7:30 a.m. in Montgomery County, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer. Crews rescued some occupants while others were self-rescued.
Piringer said no one was hurt.
According to the Frederick News-Post, emergency crews there also rescued eight people Friday and up to 30 roads are temporarily closed as a result of high water.