Heavy Rains Flood Roads, Down Trees In Md.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been a tale of two weather patterns. After loads of rain Friday morning, clear skies have returned.
Mike Hellgren has more on the flooding issues around the state.
Heavy rains soaked Maryland overnight and through the morning. It caused trees to topple and closed some roads. WJZ was in Annapolis, where areas around the City Docks flooded, temporarily closing some businesses.
“We’ll wait until things recede well enough. And also the police department’s done a good job of blocking it and keeping people from making it more difficult,” said Sveinn Storm, business owner.
It was certainly a mess on the ground, but even rough for those on the water Friday morning.
“We were kayaking last night and it started raining and we lost our kayaks. So if you’ve seen two kayaks other than that one, let us know,” one woman said.
In Baltimore City, there was major concern in Charles Village, where part of 26th Street collapsed onto the CSX tracks below when the equivalent of a month of rain fell in just a few hours two weeks ago.
Friday, though, there were no major problems. The city had to stop work until the rains passed, and they kept an eye on ground movement. The homes along 26th Street remain evacuated.
“Those people will remain off-site until we get all 65 of the temporary piles in place,” said William Johnson, Baltimore City Department of Transportation. “At that point, the remaining portion of the street and the neighborhood behind it remains in place should be stabilized.”
In Carroll County, there was high water in Union Mills as a very muddy Big Pipe Creek overflowed its banks.
In Baltimore County, police were on the scene, closing Stevenson Road Friday morning with raging water below.
It wasn’t just here in Maryland. In Fairfax County, Virginia, firefighters had to rescue ten people in their cars from flooded roads.
By late afternoon, the rain tapered off, with hopes for a drier weekend ahead.
There were more than 600 power outages at one point Friday. BGE is now done to less than 50.
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