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'Too much rain': D.C. area hit hard by flooded roads

Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

The rain drenched the Washington metro area and kept first responders busy as drivers needed rescuing after trying to cross flooded roads Saturday.

ABC7 reporter Tom Roussey was at the scene of a rescue in Annandale when a mother and son made it safely out of the water with help after their vehicle tipped sideways into the water.

In Oakton, streets known for flooding were blocked off with barriers and large, reflective orange signs warned of high water. The warnings didn’t deter drivers and car after car crossed a flooded area of Lawyers Road near Hunter Mill Road.

“Definitely a big splash. A big pool there,” said one woman who made it through the water.

Some people did not risk it and turned around.

On Brighton Dam road in Montgomery County, two vehicles tried to cross this bridge and got stuck in two feet of water. Boat crews rescued six people, including a child.

“Too much rain. Since this morning. It’s very hard to drive,” said one woman.The rain drenched the Washington metro area and kept first responders busy as drivers needed rescuing after trying to cross flooded roads.

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