Heavy Rains Lead to Flash Flood Warning

Posted 7:37 a.m. // Updated 7:55 a.m.

Photo of car that did NOT turn around on a flooded road two weeks ago in the Chantilly area.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 10:15 a.m. because of all the rain we’ve received since last night. Excessive runoff from the heavy rain will cause flash flooding of small creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets, underpasses and other drainage areas and low lying spots.

UPDATE: List of road closures

Key safety tips to keep in mind:

  • If you’re driving, please do not drive through flooded roads. Turn around don’t drown. There have been some swift water rescues today.
  • Today is Bike to Work Day. If you’re still planning to bike to work, please be safe in areas with high water.
  • Please keep children away from creeks and streams as the water may rise quickly.



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