Power outages, flooded roads
Heavy rains continue to have an impact on the Washington region.
A flood warning has been extended for some parts of the region until 12:15 p.m.
Heavy rains continue to flood roads, leading to some closures. There have also been reports of downed trees at Beech Road and Porter Street NW, and Park Road and Beach Drive NW in the District, and Route 1 between Laurel and Beltsville. There's also a report of downed wires at Calvert and 18th streets NW.
And there are reports of power outages. Pepco is reporting 4,371 customers without power: 3,583 in Montgomery County; 502 in Prince George's; 213 in D.C.
Dominion says 708 customers in Northern Virginia are without power. And BG&E says they have 1,590 customers without power, the bulk, 1,548, are in Anne Arundel County.
Motorists rescued from flooded D.C. roads
D.C. Fire and EMS officials say they rescued about a dozen motorists early Wednesday morning after heavy rains caused flooding of many roads throughout the District.
Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said five to six people were rescued about 7 a.m. from cars stuck in rising water in the 4400 block of Broad Branch Road NW near Brandywine Street.
On Friday, a motorist had to abandon his minivan in the same area after rising water began bearing down on him. Bradley Broadus pulled himself up to a tree limb and held on until rescuers could get to him.
Rescue teams then helped several other motorists stuck in rising waters in the 4800 block of MacArthur Road NW.
Fire and EMS officials also had to send swimmers into rising waters on Canal Road NW near Fletchers Boathouse to rescue motorists from three to four vehicles, Piringer said. And another rescue team was called to help motorists in three to four other vehicles stuck in rising water at Waterside Drive near Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.
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