FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Officials in Frederick closed numerous roads in the city Monday morning due to flash flooding.

Many of those roads had reopened as of 11 a.m. The last remaining road closed was Shookstown Road, near Rosemont Avenue. It has since reopened.

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.

“The storm was not moving very quickly,” Ledbetter said.

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Frederick Police are warning drivers to be cautious even after the water recedes as there may be debris left behind on the roads.

Heavy water caused water to rush in turning Frederick’s Bakers Park into a pond.

Drivers are also reminded not to drive through flooded roads.

 

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Drone 13 was over Carroll Creek where water and debris spilled into viaducts that protect the city from flooding.

“This morning, obviously, was a nightmare traffic wise. We had over 20 different roads that were closed at certain times,” said Michelle Bowman with Frederick Police.

Dangerous flash flooding created havoc across Washington, D.C.

Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House’s West Wing. Government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with wet vacs.

Flooding led to electrical outages that closed the National Archives Building and Museum, according to a statement from the National Archives, which said the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were safe and not in any danger.

National Weather Service meteorologist Cody Ledbetter said the storm dumped about 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, Maryland, about 4.5 inches near Arlington, Virginia, and about 3.4 inches at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in a two-hour period.

Several roadways were washed away or damaged, including Belfast Road near MacArthur Boulevard near Potomac.

Some Associated Press reporting was used in this report. 

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