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.
Washington Post Editors
May 26, 2009; 9:06 AM ET
Save & Share: Previous: Weather Alert: Flash Flood Warning Issued for Much of Region
Next: The Week Ahead For Highways and Transit
Posted by: kim5 | May 26, 2009 6:49 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: therev1 | May 26, 2009 8:12 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: KilmarockCommuter | May 26, 2009 9:30 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: miklosis | May 26, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.