UPDATED: Roads Closed by Flooding in Montgomery County; Water Rescues Needed

Emergency officials have rescued people from cars trapped in water over roads this morning and are reminding residents not to drive through water covering roads.

A car is stalled in flash flooding Friday on Quince Orchard Road near Wonder View Way in Montgomery County. Credit: MCFRS Twitter feed
A car is stalled in flash flooding Friday on Quince Orchard Road near Wonder View Way in Montgomery County. Credit: MCFRS Twitter feed
UPDATED 10:30 a.m. There is a flash flood warning in effect for Montgomery County until 11 a.m. Friday, and officials are urging residents to be alert to changing weather conditions.

Fire and rescue crews were helping stranded drivers from cars in several locations early Friday morning. You can find locations on fire department spokesman Pete Piringer's Twitter feed.

Roads closed by flooding:
Rainfall in Montgomery County has flooded several roadways in Montgomery County. The following roads are closed as of 9:10 a.m. on May 16:
  • Barnesville Rd from 16100 to 16700 blocks
  • Berryville Road from 14000 to 14400 blocks
  • Blunt Road at the 20900 block
  • Brighton Dam Road at the 1900 block
  • Bring Road at the 9900 block
  • Brookeville Road – 3100 to 4900 blocks
  • Club Hollow Road from 21500 to 23000 blocks
  • Davis Mill at the 21600 to 22000 block
  • Emory Road at the 16300 block
  • Esworthy Roiad at the 12800 to 12900 block
  • Gold Mine Road at the 1300 block
  • Goshen Road from the 20300 to 20600 blocks
  • Gue Road from the 8400 to 8800 blocks
  • Huntmaster Road from 9300 to 9900 blocks
  • Kings Valley Road from the 25200 to 25800 blocks
  • Kingstead Road from 11400 to 11800 blocks
  • Log House Road from the 23800 to 24000 blocks
  • Long Corner Road at the 26000 block
  • MacArthur Boulevard
  • Moxley Road from the 11000 to 11400 blocks
  • Newcut Road at the 22200 block
  • Old Baltimore Road from the 14900 to 15010 blocks
  • Riffle Ford Road from the 16600 to 16900 blocks
  • Rileys Lock Road
  • Zion Road from the 21500 to 22300 blocks
  • Edwards Ferry
  • Hispley Mill Road
  • Howard Chapel Road
As a reminder:
Never drive through a flooded road or bridge. Turn Around - Don’t Drown and try an alternate route. In many cases, it takes far less than a foot of water to incapacitate a vehicle.  

Watch for flooding at bridges and dips in the road. Never drive where water is over bridges or roads. The bridges or the road could suddenly be washed out. If you're driving at night be especially careful. Often visibility is limited due to wind and rain. 

Often what you can't see below the surface of the water is far more dangerous than the high levels of that water. Rocks, tree limbs and other debris can be caught in moving water and can be dangerous if you are forced to walk, wade or swim through flood waters.

Driving through flooded roadways:
  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.  
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV's) and pick-ups

Mary Shelley May 16, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Muncaster Mill Rd near Bowie Mill Rd in Derwood should have been closed.


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