BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Flood warnings have been issued until 12:30 a.m. in various counties across Maryland for Saturday,  Nov. 24.

Earlier Saturday night, many areas saw standing water on roads and flash flooding. The water was high and in some places, cars were forced to turn around.

Police in Baltimore had to shut down the on-ramp to I-83 Northbound near President and Fayette Streets because of the number of vehicles that were getting stuck in water.

There are currently flood warnings for the following counties:

  • Carroll County in north-central Maryland
  • Baltimore City in northern Maryland
  • Northern Anne Arundel County in central Maryland
  • Howard County in central Maryland
  • Harford County in northern Maryland
  • Frederick County in north-central Maryland
  • Baltimore County in northern Maryland
  • Montgomery County in southern Maryland

The Doppler radar has indicated heavy rain that will cause flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

One to two inches of rain has already fallen, and stream gauges indicated rising water levels across the area.

Additional flooding is possible in areas of poor drainage.

The Baltimore Department of Public Works reported early Saturday evening that rainwater had seeped into the sewer system in Baltimore and caused overflows in the streams.

Some locations that may experience flooding include:

  • Baltimore
  • Columbia
  • Frederick
  • Severn
  • Pikesville
  • Crofton
  • Middle River
  • Cockeysville
  • Westminster
  • Elkridge
  • Aberdeen
  • Havre De Grace
  • Riviera Beach
  • Thurmont
  • Emmitsburg
  • Fort Smallwood State Park
  • Sillery Bay

The National Weather Service cautions drivers to turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads, particularly at night when it is harder to see.

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