Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Heavy Prince William Flooding

From reporter Nick Miroff:

In Prince Wiliam County, storm drains have been overwhelmed, police said, causing widespread flooding and road closures along several major arteries. "We have a lot of flooding," said police dispatcher Maggie Reese.
"The roads are bad, and numerous roads are impassable. Tell people to stay in."

Dale Boulevard, Route 1, Nokesville Road, and other major roadways are flooded in several areas, Reese said, though there are no reports of stranded motorists or wash-outs. "We're getting houses flooded and we've got trees down, too," she said. "That's what we're in right now."

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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

New Flash Flood Warnings

for Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax city and county, Prince William and Stafford counties. These from the National Weather Service.

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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Road Issues

The major routes in the region are holding up fine so far, but lesser roads are affected in several areas. In Fairfax County, police report: Traffic lights out at Annandale Rd. and Gallows Rd., and at Mt. Vernon Hwy and Route 1. Flooding reported on Woodburn Rd. because of nearby Accotink Creek near Spice Wood Rd. and Eakin Park. And downed trees were reported at Lorton Rd. and Furnace Rd.

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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

State of Emergency Declared in Charles County

...says News Channel 8.

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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Power Outages Begin

These numbers will fluctuate wildly all day. Right now, Pepco is reporting about 3,000 are without power in DC, Montgomery and PG counties. Dominion Virginia Power shows about 28,000 out throughout Virginia, mostly in the southeastern part of the state.

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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Watch Out Around Sligo Creek parkway

WTOP reports parts of the road are closed because of high water.

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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Accident Causing Delays on 295

Alert DC, the system that notifies citizens of emergencies, said delays should be expected on northbound I-295 because of a five-vehicle accident at the Benning Road exit.

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Posted at 9:54 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Really Pouring in NW DC

Says Weather Gang chief, Jason.

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Posted at 9:29 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Heavy Rain Not Far Away

Our Weather Gang crew reports heavy downpours in the Charlottesville area. Also getting reports of heavy rain in Howard County, where all outdoor recreation activities have been cancelled.

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Posted at 9:16 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

No Fear

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On the Coastal Highway outside Ocean City. Photo by Matt Zapotosky.

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Posted at 8:55 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

The Proverbial Calm Before ...

Early dispatches from our reporters: Steady rain in Leesburg, Annapolis and Arlington. Quiet and still dry in Ocean City, with some storm watchers already gathering at the beach.

Wayne Richter and his friend's grandson watched the massive waves.

"I wanted him to see the waves before the storm," said Richter, 52, who lives Laurel and is in town for a conference. "I like storms at the beach."

Please folks, be careful later.

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Posted at 8:47 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Continuous Storm Updates Here

Hello. This is your spot for ongoing breaking news items, hard-hit areas, problem spots to avoid and any other storm-related elements. Be sure to also read our weather blog for in-depth forecasts and updates. You can help, too, by providing observations, tips and suggestions, either in the comments area or on our live "yaplet," which is like an instant-messaging chat. Or you can send an e-mail (and/or a photo) to tellus at washpost.com.

And please, please ... be careful out there.

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Posted at 8:42 AM ET, 09/ 6/2008

Report, Discuss What You See


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