Flooding problems are reported in area

June 04, 2003

Heavy rains caused minor flooding problems throughout the Tri-State area Tuesday night.

In Washington County, six water-covered roads were closed, according to 911 dispatchers.

At about 8:30 p.m., a Fairplay family of five was taken to the hospital after their basement flooded and they began showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co.

There was about a foot of water in the basement in the house, in the 18500 block of Knoll Drive.

Shortly before that incident, a car got stuck in high water in the 14400 block of Battletown Road. The occupants got out safely by the time rescue crews arrived, according to the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Co.

In addition to Battletown Road, the following county roads were closed: Cress Pond Road, Broadfording Road off Md. 63, Misty Meadow Road, Leiters Mill Road and Lehmans Mill Road, dispatchers said.


More than 2.5 inches of rain fell in Hagerstown on Tuesday, according to weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning until 1 a.m. today for Washington and Frederick counties.

A flood watch is in effect through 10:20 this morning in Washington County, the weather service said.

Emergency officials in Franklin County, Pa., reported numerous problems with flooding, including roads that had to be closed, but all said they were too busy to provide additional information.

In Fulton County, Pa., a state police dispatcher said north and southbound lanes of Pa. 655 were closed near Harrisonville because of flooding.

In West Virginia, emergency officials in Berkeley and Jefferson counties said no serious flooding-related problems had been reported.

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