LA PLATA, MD. (WJZ) — La Plata troopers responded to a water rescue on Brandywine Road where two vehicles were swept away by floodwaters as they tried to drive across a flooded roadway.
Just before 9 a.m., the drivers of the two cars tried to cross Brandywine Road when rising floodwaters from Swanson Creek swept both cars off the road.
First responders rescued both drivers. One of the drivers was taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for treatment.
#Update .@MDSP LaPlata Troopers respond to water rescue on Brandywine Rd. (MD 381) where 2 vehicles were swept away by floodwaters as they attempted to drive across flooded roadway. Two people rescued, MD 381 remains closed. #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/XUwSwVn6m2
— MD State Police (@MDSP) August 4, 2020
As of 11:25 a.m., MDOT SHA was responding to 55 incidents, with the largest number, 14, in St. Mary’s County. Some major incidents include multiple lanes closed due to high water; I-95 in Baltimore City at the S Moravia Rd exit ramp and I-695 Inner Loop in Baltimore County at MD 151.
Maryland State Police said Tuesday troopers responded to over 600 calls for service as Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the state.
According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to 152 crashes, 117 calls for road hazards, 25 disabled vehicles and 609 overall calls for service.