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Severe storms flood roads, topples trees

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Frederick County officials report three water rescues, downed trees and flooded roads in Frederick County Thursday morning.

A creek overflowing onto Reels Mill Road. Photo: ABC7 staff

Several motorists were rescued Tuesday morning from cars that stalled on flooded roads after more than three inches of rain fell in some areas.

Three of the rescues were in Frederick County, where more than two dozen roads were closed due to high water. 

Just before 8 a.m., emergency crews preformed a rescue on Annandale Road near Mountain View Road in Emmittsburg.

Minutes later, about 8:03 a.m., another rescue was performed on Sams Creek Road near Oak Orchard Road in New Windsor.

No further details were immediately available on either of those rescues.

Officials says firefighters also safely rescued a man who was stranded in his car on a road that is prone to flooding.

Numerous roads are closed by high water and downed trees in the area. ABC7's Jummy Olabanji reports a creek is overflowing onto Reels Mill Road.

Montgomery County authorities are trying to determine whether tornadoes were responsible for downed trees and power lines near Poolesville and Barnesville. 

Utilities are reporting nearly 2,600 customers without power. Most of the outages are in Montgomery, Carroll and Baltimore counties.

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