Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Heavy Rain May Flood Roads -- Don't Drive Through Flood Waters

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area and Loudoun County officials remind residents that it is dangerous to drive through flooded roadways.

The remnants of a tropical depression will move north from Florida through the Mid-Atlantic States later today and during the day on Thursday. Rain increase in intensity during the overnight hours and during the day tomorrow. Rainfall totals of two to four inches can be expected with isolated amounts up to five inches. The peak period of heavy rain will be from midnight tonight through noon on Thursday.

This may cause many secondary roadways to become impassable. Motorists are reminded that if you find yourself driving in potential flash flood conditions, never drive through standing water on a roadway. Water may be much deeper than you think, causing your car to stall or even get stuck in hidden debris.

Loudoun County emergency personnel will be closely monitoring roadways that are susceptible to flooding as some areas may experience high water even after the rain tapers off.

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