Heavy Rains Flood Some Md. Roads

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    Two Maryland roads remain closed due to flooding caused by Thursday's heavy rain. (Published Friday, May 24, 2013)

    Two Maryland roads were closed Friday morning due to flooding.

    In Gaithersburg, MD-124 between Brink Road and Watkins Road was closed due to heavy rain from  Thursday night. As of 6 a.m. Friday, Riffle Ford Road at Darnestown Road in Germantown was closed; and in Clarksburg, Newcut Road was closed at N. Frederick Road.

    Doppler radar estimated 3-4 inches of rain fell over parts of the warned area between Damascus and Cooksville by about 8:40 p.m.

    Around 8 p.m., a swift water rescue team responded to a report of a car stuck in high water at McEndree and Rover Mill in West Friendship, according to Howard County Fire & EMS.

    Early Morning Weather May 24, 2013

    [DC] Early Morning Weather May 24, 2013
    Storm Team4 meteorologist Tom Kierein has your morning forecast. (Published Friday, May 24, 2013)

    Most flash flood deaths occur in automobiles. Motorists are reminded never to drive where water covers the road, as floodwater usually is deeper than it appears and just a foot of flowing water can sweep vehicles off the road.

    Some storms produced damaging winds, lightning and hail.

    A tornado warning for Frederick and Clarke counties expired at 5:30 p.m. Doppler radar indicated a tornado, but there is no confirmation on the ground Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said.

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