LAUREL, Md. - On Late Wednesday evening, local residents were directed to evacuate their homes due to flooding in Laurel.
Many streets in the area were covered with inches of water from the severe weather in Maryland.
After evacuating the local area, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission took actions to release large water amounts from both the Brighton Dam in Brookeville and the T. Howard Duckett Dam in Laurel.
WSSC is one of the largest water and waste utilities and worked closely with the City of Laurel with the addressing the flooding concerns.
The WSSC to precautions and began lowering the dam on Monday due to possible flooding. However they did not anticipate a water to seep through a joint on the dam.
At this time, it has been reported by the WSSC that the structure is stable and assured that the dam is sound.
More information will be provided as more details become available.