Floods flood roads like heavy rainfall Parts of DC area – NBC4 Washington

Floods flood roads like heavy rainfall Parts of DC area – NBC4 Washington

Rainstorms last for hours in parts of the DC area Thursday afternoon and evening, creating a chaotic evening commute, and some roads remained flooded hours later.

Flood warnings and clocks were in place for parts of the DC area as heavy rain soaked the region.

Storm drains and runoff were overwhelmed, creating dangerous driving conditions.

Parts of Interstate 95 were at times under two feet of water during rush hour, Storm Team4 reported.

High water caused problems for commuters on part of the George Washington Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia.

Part of the George Washington Parkway was under water Thursday night.

Woodburn Road and some surrounding areas of Fairfax, Virginia, were flooded. The video showed that high water completely blocked much of the way.

Accotink Creek grew from a quiet river to a raging river in the Woodburn area. The flooded roads, where floods are such a regular occurrence, that signposts have been installed to warn motorists of the dangers of high water.

News4’s Jackie Bensen reports from Fairfax County where roads were flooded.

Video posted to Twitter showed water flowing down from the ceiling at Foggy Bottom Metro Station in DC as a waterfall, flooding the platform as riders tried to walk through it.

The old town of Alexandria and the surrounding areas seemed to experience more than the typical amount of floods.

The heavy rains and floods kept the first responders busy dealing with car accidents during the evening’s rush hour and beyond.

The heavy rain did not prevent Fairfax firefighters and other spectators from greeting the procession for a fallen soldier as the storm moved through Annandale.


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Fairfax firefighters and spectators greeted the procession for a fallen soldier as the storm moved through Annandale.

Storm Team4 declared a weather forecast.

Stay with NBC Washington and Storm Team4 for the development of the forecast.

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