Maryland rescuers make multiple rescues as roads flood
BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) - Rescue teams in Prince George's and Montgomery County were busy all day Wednesday, pulling stranded drivers from cars trapped on flooded roads.
In Bowie, rescuers managed to pull a man the white Range Rover that was up to its driver's side window in the swollen Patuxent River on Governor Bridge Road.
"The water wasn't that deep at the time, but the electric stopped working," said the man, who did not want to give his name. "Technically [rescuers] didn't need to come out. I do it all the time. I know my limitations."
In Montgomery County, rushing water came down too fast for drains, inundating low-lying areas. On the Cabin John Parkway, a tow truck had to be called to pull a red Maserati from high water. Rescuers were able to pluck the sports car's occupant and his dog with the help of a boat. Rescue workers also managed to pull another driver through the sun roof of his flooded vehicle in Silver Spring.
Flooding also closed a hot dog shop in Annapolis and a the low-lying parking lot at the MARC station in Laurel. Bethesda residents said that even during Hurricane Sandy, the flooding on Canal Road wasn't as bad as it was Wednesday.