The Washington region is hit by heavy rains, flash floods; water rescue in progress


The intense rains and floods that plummeted in the region of D.C. Monday morning caused major problems in the Metro system.

At the Virginia Square stop, water entered through a roof over a platform. And another photo on social networks showed water entering an elevator at the Pentagon metro stop.

The trains on the Orange and Silver lines shared a route to bypass the floods at the Virginia Square station.

Another water problem was reported at the Pentagon metro stop.

Metro warned passengers to be careful and expect delays at several stations and multiple lines. The trains were delayed in the orange and blue lines.

In the District, there was a serious flood problem on Canal Road, near Fletchers Cove, where several drivers were stranded and at least one man was seen standing on a vehicle to get out of the floodwaters.

Up to four inches of rain fell in an hour in parts of the C.C. region. The meteorologists of the National Meteorological Service described it as a "particularly dangerous situation".

At the George Washington Parkway, drivers were stranded on the high seas and officials warned people to stay off the road.

Part of the Capital Beltway internal circuit had been closed due to a weather-related problem. But some lanes were starting to reopen.

Updated at 9:20 a.m.

Heavy rains and flash floods hit the region of D.C., like roads, including part of the Capital Beltway, were closed on Monday morning's trip, as they dropped up to four inches of rain in an hour.

All lanes of the Beltway internal circuit were closed around 8:30 a.m. in the American Legion Bridge. A news outlet said that a tree had fallen into a vehicle. It was not immediately known if someone was injured.

The Beltway was backed up starting near Interstate 66.

In other parts of the area, roads were closed due to flooding in parts of northern Virginia, including Great Falls, McLean, Herndon, and Reston. And in Maryland, roads in parts of Germantown and Gaithersburg were closed due to high tide.

In Montgomery County, at least 12 water rescues were underway, authorities said. They said that the volume of calls was high and that the staff was thin.

Shared-travel services, including Uber and Lyft, imposed an increase in prices, with some reports that almost $ 30 will go to three blocks in downtown Washington.

Generalized flooding was reported throughout the region as torrential rain came from Potomac, Md., Through the District.

Officials advised passengers to delay their travel, as the worst of the storm was expected to last only an hour. Residents of the area were reminded not to enter areas with a lot of water.

Floods were also reported near the Dulles airport.

Updated at 8:44 a.m.

All lanes of the Beltway inner circuit on the American Legion bridge are closed due to heavy rains and flash flood warnings are affecting the region of D.C.

WTOP reports that a tree fell on a vehicle. It was not immediately clear if someone was seriously injured.

Other roads in the area are also closed due to heavy rains.

Original publication at 8:30 a.m.

Some roads in the region of D.C. They closed on Monday morning due to heavy rains and flash floods.

In Maryland, several roads were closed in the Gaithersburg and Germantown areas.

In Frederick, police reported flooded roads and stranded vehicles.

In Virginia, Fairfax County officials warned area residents to beware of possible flooding, particularly in the Baileys Crossroads, McLean, Herndon, Great Falls, and Reston areas.

Much of the region is under a flash flood warning until dawn.