After days of rain, the area of Frederick, Md., about 50 miles north of Washington, continues to face flooding and some road closures.
Schools in the area are opening two hours late Friday due to the flooded roads in some areas. And residents are being asked to limit their water usage because the city’s pumping station is at capacity.
The county executive has placed the area in a state of emergency through the weekend. On Tuesday night, emergency personnel received more than 300 calls and did roughly 70 water rescues for stranded motorists.
Area drivers are reminded to not go through flooded roads, but to turn around.
The Frederick area has seen more than eight inches of rain since Tuesday.
Forecasters expect the rainy weather to continue through the weekend.