BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days of rain caused flooding in Maryland, forced several roads to close and led to dozens of water rescues across the region.
Baltimore County was hit hard by the flooding — with buckled bridges, downed trees on homes and cars stuck in flood waters. Some in the area are reaching their breaking points.READ MORE: Anne Arundel County Police Officer Involved In A Shooting In Glen Burnie
“I’m annoyed with it. I wish it would just go away, like can you stop, like for real?” said resident Jessica Hurtt.
Tuesday night brought a small reprieve from the rain, but bodies of water like Peggy’s Run in the Upperco area of the county was still raging from earlier downpours. Along Mt. Carmel Road just West of Pleasant Meadow Road, a bridge collapsed on a stream.
“It has flooded many times before coming up almost to the bottom of the guardrail but never has wiped out the bridge before. But I guess this was just the last straw that took it all out,“ resident Jamie Dalgleish said.
Dalgleish’s parents shared images with WJZ of the damage shortly after it happened.
There have been 27 incidents related to the unusually heavy rains that began Saturday.
Workers said they’re prepared to continue through the night if necessary.
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“It’s amazing. Like I said, Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with,” said Brian Gneiting with the Maryland State Highway Administration.
In Lutherville, the owners of Bozzuto Greene Art shared a video of flooding that caused a mild panic for business owners.
There have been 27 incidents in the county related to the unusually heavy rains that began Saturday.
Baltimore County Fire said most of the water-related incidents happened on the west side of the county: three in the Cockeysville area, eight in Pikesville, three in Owings Mills, five in Halethorpe and six in Woodlawn. Two incidents occurred in the Dundalk area.
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The driver of an SUV got stuck on a bridge located on Buckingham Road and Latham Road in Woodlawn near Pikesville Monday night. He was safely removed and taken to an area hospital for treatment.
A school bus also got stuck in flood waters in Sparks where a driver, attendant and a student were special needs were rescued.
A tree also went into a home on Ensor Mills Road in Sparks, Maryland — the same neighborhood where the bus rescued occurred Tuesday.
Homeowner Bill Terveer is OK, but he had buckets inside his home collecting water leaking in and a tarp covering his roof.
Roads are also closed at Gwynn Oak Road, Gwynn Lake Road and Greenspring Avenue at Tustin Road.
In Baltimore City, the Mt. Washington neighborhood was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after high waters from the Jones Falls Rivers flooded the community. Access to shops like Whole Foods was limited.
The National Weather Service reports a bridge is closed over Western Run Road in Baltimore due to flooding.
Anne Arundel County officials reported nearly a dozen water rescues since storms began.
Officials warn drivers to be careful and aware of their surroundings. It takes only about a foot of swift moving water to float a car away.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Frederick, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince George’s, Southeast Harford, Southern Baltimore, Saint Mary’s and Washington counties. The watch lasts through Wednesday at 6 p.m.Young People Clean Up Behind Area In Baltimore Plagued By Illegal Dumping