Over 60 Motorists Rescued from High Waters in Frederick

The region received over 6 1/2 inches of rain

Frederick, Md. (DG) – Local officials are urging motorists to be extra cautious this morning as they head to their destinations.

Portions of Frederick County, Maryland on Tuesday evening received in excess of 6 1/2 inches of rain. Many roadways were flooded, and stranded motorists.

Within a five hour period, Frederick County Emergency Communications received more than 900 calls into the 911 center. More than 60 were for rescues made by law-enforcement for people stranded in high water.

More than a dozen county roads were shut down as of midnight due to flooding, downed trees, wires on the roadway, and sinkholes.

Authorities are urging everyone to be vigilant as more rain is forecast over the next several days. If you come upon a roadway that is flooded, turn around and not drive through it.