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Nearly a month’s worth of rain in ONE hour triggers travel nightmare in Washington DC

Nearly a month’s worth of rain in ONE hour triggers travel nightmare in Washington DC

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Commuters in the D.C., and Baltimore area faced an extremely difficult and dangerous drive back to work on Monday morning following the long holiday weekend as heavy downpours flooded local roadways. Videos have surfaced on social media in which the raging floodwaters turned roads into rivers. One social media user captured a video while driving through high floodwaters in the Virginia Avenue Tunnel on Monday morning and said, “You’re going to need a boat to pass underneath the Virginia Ave. underpass on I-66 in NW D.C.” Several water rescues were performed as high waters overflowed the roads. Local officials urged motorists to stay off the roads on Monday morning due to flash floods. Numerous roads in downtown Washington, D.C., as well as surrounding areas, were closed on Monday morning due to the heavy floodwater. Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, told local news station WTOP that “all our folks are deployed right now” at about 8:30…
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