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Storm causes Flooding, Damage in Frederick County, Md.

The rain in Frederick County, Maryland lead to dozens of road closures and also suspensions to the Brunswick Line service for the MARC train.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Nearly 50 roads were closed due to flooding in Frederick County, Maryland Friday after a downpour of rain Thursday night into the early hours of the morning Friday. Fire and rescue says they received eight reports of stranded motorists due to the conditions, all those incidents ending safely. 

The Brunswick Line service for the MARC train was also suspended due to downed trees and branches on the tracks. As a result, with the exception for three trains, all other Brunswick line trains are cancelled for Friday.

“Approximately 500 a day rely on the Marc train to get down into DC or Pointe South in Montgomery County for work,” said City of Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome.

Many others were also stuck finding a detour due to the many road closures in the area.

“It's changing all the time were averaging right now about 25-30 I have heard up to 50 at one point. It only takes about an inch of water to move a car for the larger trucks about three inches so it doesn't take a lot especially if it has force behind it to take that vehicle off the roadway,” said Seamus Mooney, director of the department of emergency preparedness.

Frederick County resident Ryan Dockins says he knows first hand how high the water levels can get since he lives next-door to Pine Cliff Park and the Monocacy River.

“Please feel free to turn around in the driveway rather than drive down I to the danger zone,” said Ryan Dockins.

Emergency officials say they expect the Potomac to crest Saturday, which could cause more flooding in the area.

If you’re looking for information on road closures in Frederick County, Maryland, click here.


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