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UPDATED: Heavy Rain Creating Traffic Problems Tuesday

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 8/12/2014, 11:50am  ET

(Update at 12:02 p.m.) Rock Creek has flooded over Beach Drive in parts of Kensington and Chevy Chase and MCFRS units are on the scene of a car stranded in high water at Beach Drive and Connecticut Avenue.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units are seeing a number of cars stranded in high standing water as the area gets pounded with rain on Tuesday morning.

MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer reported a water rescue in the 8600 block of Bradley Boulevard, a stretch of road that frequently gets flooded. Other vehicles have been trapped in high water in sections of Silver Spring.

Some reports have almost two inches of rain recorded in certain areas of Bethesda.

At 11:45 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for much of downcounty Montgomery, with another inch of rain possible:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…SOUTH CENTRAL HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…NORTH CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…

* UNTIL 245 PM EDT

* AT 1139 AM EDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING FROM VERY HEAVY RAIN. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 1 INCH CAN BE EXPECTED.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE HEAVY RAIN INCLUDE ASPEN HILL…BETHESDA…CHEVY CHASE…COLESVILLE…FAIRLAND…HILLANDALE…OLNEY…ROCKVILLE AND WHITE OAK.

SOME ROAD CLOSURES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS…UNDERPASSES AND OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.