Part of Rt. 550 closed due traffic signal outage.
The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. has put a number of flood warnings for Frederick County.
A Flood Warning is in affect at the Monocacy River in Frederick until Saturday evening. At 2:00 PM, the River stage was 8.9-feet. The flood stage is 15-feet. Minor flooding is in the forecast.
In addition, a Flood Warning is in affect in Frederick and Carroll Counties until 10:00 PM Friday. At 3:33 PM, the Monocacy River, Big Pipe Creek and other nearby streams are continuing to rise as a result of the heavy rain over the past 24-hours. Flooding near these streams is likely to occur, says the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has also put a Flood Watch in affect for Frederick and Carroll Counties until midnight tonight.
Officials say most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never try to drive your vehicle through water that covers a road. Flood water are usually deeper then they appear. Turn around, don't drown, highway officials say.
The State Highway Administration says Route 550 (Woodsboro Rd.) near Israel Creek is closed due to a signal outage caused by high water.
Truck traffic is urged to use Route 26 (Liberty Road) and Route 550 (Woodsboro Pike) to bypass the area. Other traffic may use the local roads.
SHA says Rt. 550 at the bridge over Israel Creek will remain closed until the water recedes and crews can get to the traffic signal to repair it.