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Flood warning for Conococheague Creek lifted

Potomac receding

April 18, 2011|By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com
  • Chad Zeger holds onto his dog, Abby, Sunday as Morgan Kelley and her mom, Nicole Kelley, watch the swirling water surrounding their house near Boonsboro. Saturday's rainstorm filled the yard with water and isolated the family.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

Burnside Bridge Road, at the bridge over Antietam Creek, was closed Sunday night, according to Washington County Emergency Services.

Earlier Sunday, some roads near Conococheague Creek were closed.

On Sunday morning, Conococheague Creek at Fairview hit 13.63 feet and remained above the 10-foot flood stage Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

By 4 a.m. Monday, the creek was at 11.4 feet, the weather service reported. It was expected to recede below flood stage after 2 p.m. Monday.

A flood warning for Opequon Creek near Martinsburg, W.Va., was canceled Monday morning, according to the weather service.

There were no road closures Monday in Berkeley County due to high water.

The Potomac River at Harpers Ferry crested Monday morning at about 18.9 feet, above the flood stage of 18 feet, according to the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service.

By early afternoon, the river level had fallen to 18.3 feet.

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The Potomac River at Hancock crested at 18.99 feet on Sunday evening, according to the weather service. Flood stage there is 30 feet.

At Williamsport, the river was at 18.3 feet Monday morning. That's above the action stage of 15 feet but well below flood stage of 23 feet, the weather service reported.

The National Weather Service is calling for more rain through Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms that could bring damaging wind gusts and large hail.

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