Severe weather: Torrential rain closes roads, kills two

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8:45 a.m.: Latest power outage numbers: 

District of Columbia 280
Montgomery 45
Prince George's 666


Anne Arundel 1,792
Calvert 50
Howard 671
Montgomery 2
Prince George's 156

Calvert 34
Charles 501
Prince George's 9
St. Mary's 98

8:41 a.m.: Charles County government administrative offices will be closed today due to the weather conditions and road closures. Essential personnel will report, and some essential services may be available to the public.

7:48 a.m.: In Cecil County, a voluntary evacuation has been announced for Port Deposit due to flooding along the Susquehanna River, AP reports. The order calls for a voluntary evacuation of all of Main Street by 4 p.m.

7:45 a.m.: The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office is closed today due to flooding. Essential personnel should contact their respective chains of command for assignment details.

7:14 a.m.: The Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation is reporting the following County roads closed currently:

· Sunnyside Avenue @ Edmonston Road, Beltsville
· 6700 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale
· Old Baltimore Avenue @ Edmonston Road, Beltsville
· Croom Station Road @ the bridges in from both directions, Upper Marlboro
· Governor Bridge Road, Bowie
· Brock Bridge Road, Laurel
· Contee Road @ Mayfair Drive, Laurel
· Van Dusen Road @ Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel
· South Springfield Road @ Accokeek Road, Clinton
· 11700 block of Brandywine Road, Brandywine.
· Floral Park Road @ Windbrook Drive, Clinton
· Judges Drive, Upper Marlboro
· Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro

Currently, the State Highway Administration is reporting the following road closures: 

· US 301 NORTH AT MD 214 (Central Ave.), Bowie - North Lanes Closed High Water
· US 1 SOUTH AT RITZ WAY, Laurel - South Lanes Closed High Water
· MD 717 NORTH OF MD 4, Upper Marlboro - All Lanes Closed High Water
· MD 4 AT WOODYARD RD, Upper Marlboro - All Lanes Closed High Water
· MD 382 AT CROOM STATION RD, Upper Marlboro – All Lanes Closed High Water
· MD 725 BETWEEN US 301 AND MD 202, Upper Marlboro, MD – All Lanes Closed High Water
· US 301 BETWEEN MD 725 AND MD 4, Upper Marlboro – All Lanes Closed High Water
· MD 381 FROM MATTAWOMAN DR TO MISSOURI AVE, Brandywine – ALC Box Culvert Failure
· MD 202 AT WHITE HOUSE RD, Largo - All Lanes Closed High Water

7 a.m.: Flood-related issues have closed the following roads are closed in Anne Arundel County:

Northern :Crain Highway/ Furnace Branch Road/ East Fitzallen Road/ Amberly Road/ Marley Neck Road/ Dobrody Farm Road/ Mountain Road/ Route 10/ Oakwood Road/ Aquahart Road

Eastern: Asbury Drive between  B&A Boulevard and Vinton Lane/ Light Street/ Guy Avenue/ Pasadena Road/ Brookview Road/ Ken Mar Avenue/ Veterans Highway between Benfield Boulevard and Maxwell Frye Road/ Brightview Drive

Western: Conway Road/ Patuxent Road/ Cox Road/ Route 450/ Hog Farm Road/ Preakness Road/ Herald Harbor Road/ Old Herald Harbor Road/ River Road/ Johns Hopkins Road between Route 3 and Route 3 South/ Underwood Road/ Saint Stephens Church Road/ Minnetonka Road/ Telegraph Road/ New Cut Road/ Grover Road/ Upton Road/ Bragers Road/ Route 175

6:57 a.m.: In Montgomery County, Beach Drive between Knowles Avenue and Stoneybrooke Road and between East-West Highway and Porter Street is closed due to flooding.

6:50 a.m.: The heavy rains are causing flash floods and dozens of water rescues across the D.C. region. Watch ABC7's Jummy Olabanji and Brianne Carter's morning reports for the latest. 

6:36 a.m.: All lanes of Washington Boulevard between George Mason Drive and  Harrison Street in Arlington are closed due to a large tree down in the roadway. Crews are on the scene, all motorists are advised to find alternate routes.

6:21 a.m.: Speed restrictions are in effect for VRE and MARC trains today, but Metro is operating on a normal schedule.

According to the VRE Website, all Fredericksburg line trains will experience 30-45 minute delays that may increase. Manassas Line trains will begin to slow once in the area of Alexandria until Union Station and may see delays up to 10 minutes by the end of each run because of restrictions or following other trains. 

The Maryland Transit Administration is reporting MARC's Light Rail is experiencing a 20 minute service delay from Cromwell and BWI to Hunt Valley. 

Metro says they're operating on a normal schedule today.

6:14 a.m.: Here are the latest outages numbers:

PEPCO: 3,552


BGE: 13,992

6:02 a.m.: Charles County government will open two hours late be be closed today. Essential personnel will report, and some essential services may be available to the public.

5:50 a.m.:  Crews are conducting a water rescue at the Brighton Dam  in Montgomery County, between New Hampshire Avenue and Boardley Road. Roads are closed in the area.

5:33 a.m.: Charles County schools and the Circuit Court for Prince George's County will be closed today due to flooding. See an updated list of closures here

 5:17 a.m.: A flash flood warning will remain in effect until 10:30 a.m. for Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's counties. A flood warning for Montgomery, Arlington, Fairfax, Charles, Prince Georges counties will expire between 10-10:30 a.m., and a flood watch is still in effect until later tonight for the pan handle of West Virginia, Frederick, MD, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and King George counties.

5:06 a.m.: The following roads in Maryland are closed due to flooding:

Prince George's County

Sunnyside Ave. at Edmonston Rd.
Old Baltimore Ave. and Edmonston Rd.
Glenn Dale Rd.
Sweitzer Rd. and Van Dusen Rd.
Croom Station Rd.

Laurel, Md.

Brock Ridge Road.
Contee Road
Mayfair Drive
Governor Bridge Rd.
Van Dusen Rd. and Old Gunpowder Rd.
S. Springfield Rd. and Accokeek Rd.
Brandywine Rd.

5 a.m.: ABC7 Meteorologist Brian Van De Graaf says the rain is tapering off a bit right now, but will return with a vengenace later today. See the latest ABC7 forecast here.

4:40 a.m.: A flash flood emergency issued for Anne Arundel, Eastern Prince George's, Northwestern Calvert and Northwestern Saint Mary's Counties is set to expire at 4:45 a.m.

4 a.m.: ABC7 has confirmed downed trees following a tornado warnings caused some significant damage in Charles County.

2:20 a.m.: Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson says Route 301 is closed south of Glen Albin Road in LaPlata due to flooding. A detour is in place.

1:05 a.m.: Prince George's County Fire officials reports 3 people were pulled from cars stuck in standing water on Croom Road near Douglas High School. No one injured.

Also, people were rescued from three vehicles at Woodyard Road and Rosaryville Road in Rosaryville.

12:59 a.m.: A driver was rescued from a car stranded in high water at Pinewood Drive and  Lucy Drive in Waldorf.

12:46 a.m.: ABC7 is on the scene of a water rescue in Bowie where people were safely pulled from three cars were stuck in high water on Millstream Drive.

12:17 a.m.:  Officials reported major flash flooding in the Charles County, particularly in the northern parts of Waldorf where several people had to be rescued from standing water, ABC7 Meteorologist Bob Ryan says. At least 3 to 5 inches of rain fell overnight in the county, with total approaching 8 inches in some locations.

12:07 a.m.: Prince George's County Fire and EMS now reports flash flooding in the Brandywine area with vehicles being stranded in high water. No injuries are reported.

Sept. 7: Heavy rain and strong thunderstorms caused a slew of issues on Wednesday in our region. Click here for a recap.

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