Heavy rains bring flooding to much of Maryland

BALTIMORE - Emergency officials in Maryland say crews have rescued motorists who got stranded in high water on closed roads as heavy rains bring flooding to the mid-Atlantic region.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings through Wednesday afternoon in Washington, northern Virginia and central Maryland. Road closures have been reported due to flooding, downed trees and electrical lines.

In Baltimore, officials with the Office of Emergency Management urged anyone in the Mount Washington Mill area to leave because of rising waters in the Jones Falls.

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Anne Arundel County Fire officials say swift boat rescuers pulled two men from a car in rising water after they drove around a barrier in Laurel. 

Prince George's County Fire officials say rescuers in a boat pulled another man from a vehicle in Bowie.

In addition, CSX Transportation has issued flash flood-related speed restrictions on the MARC train Camden and Brunswick Lines this afternoon. Trains will travel at significantly reduced speeds so the engineer can stop the train in case a track washout is discovered. Delays of 20-35 minutes are likely.

Given the forecast for continued heavy rains overnight and tomorrow, Camden and Brunswick Line passengers should expect similar delays tomorrow morning and afternoon.


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ABC2 News' Ron Snyder contributed to this story

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