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Weather Alert: Heavy Rains Close Roads, Cause Flooding

Heavy rains and thunderstorms are causing flooding and accidents throughout the region this morning. Eastbound Rhode Island Ave. NE is closed between 4th and 9th St. because of flooding. Earlier, rescuers had to pull drivers from cars trapped in water beneath the Metro overpass there. Beach Drive NW is also closed by flooding between Blagden Ave. and Ross Dr. Roads are also closed by water in D.C. at Mt. Olivet Road, NE from West Virginia Avenue to Trinidad Ave., and in the 700 block of 13th Street, NE. The rain is also causing slow traffic on major arteries around the region. Heavy showers will continue this morning and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning. Many roads have standing water and large puddles. Drivers should use caution.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 26, 2009; 9:06 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!

Posted by: kim5 | May 26, 2009 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Found Chicken Little; told me the sky was falling. Booked her on a 614, turned her over to the Psychiatrist.

Posted by: therev1 | May 26, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Sligo Creek Parkway just north of Wayne Avenue is also flooded. There's a car stuck there in what looks to be about a foot of water, or at least there was at 7 AM.

Posted by: KilmarockCommuter | May 26, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse

If this were snow, schools would be closed until late August or September

Posted by: miklosis | May 26, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

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