Multiple Water Rescues As Rain Soaks Prince George’s County

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Flooding on Paint Branch Parkway under the Metro bridge in College Park. (John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Flooding on Paint Branch Parkway under the Metro bridge in College Park. (John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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UPDATED: June 10, 2014 7:36 p.m.

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Officials say heavy rain led to flash flooding in parts of Prince George’s County on Tuesday morning.

Fire and rescue crews dealt with at least 20 emergency water rescues since 9:40 a.m. as a result of heavy rains that moved through the region.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Harford and Prince George’s County and Baltimore City until 2 a.m. Wednesday, and is cancelled for the D.C. and northern Virginia area.

In some areas, the storms dumped up to 5 inches of rain in a two-hour span.

Flooded backyard in College Park. (Photo credit: Twitter user @Fiona_Jardine)

Flooded backyard in College Park. (Photo credit: Twitter user @Fiona_Jardine)

Prince George’s County Assistant Fire Chief Mark Brady tweeted about several water rescues taking place across the county by 10 a.m.

Brady said occupied vehicles stalled in high water on Dartmouth Avenue in College Park; 59th Avenue in Berwyn Heights; Baltimore Avenue and East-West Highway in Riverdale Park; and Kenilworth Avenue and Rittenhouse Street in East Riverdale.

He did not report any injuries.

Paint Branch Parkway at 50th Avenue in College Park was closed for several hours after two vehicles were stranded in high water under the bridge near the College Park Metro station. Police say eastbound lanes of Paint Branch Parkway have drained and are now passable, but westbound lanes are still flooded and closed.

Several other roads throughout the area are also were closed Tuesday due to high water.





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