Frederick Citizens Urged To Keep Storm Drains Clear During Heavy Rains

A Floodwatch remains in affect through Friday afternoon.


Frederick, Md (KM) A Flood Watch is now in affect in the city of Frederick, and surrounding areas. . The National Weather Service issued the flood watch beginning at 7:00 PM Thursday, covering Frederick and Carroll Counties, and most of Montgomery and Howard Counties, along with Loudon County, Va., and Berkeley and Jefferson, WV.

The Weather Service say rainfall amounts are expected to be one to two inches, but three to four inches are possible.

In Frederick, the Department of Public Works urges citizens to clear storm drains near their homes and/or businesses, and to check them periodically to make sure the drain intake is free of debris and leaves. This will help reduce the possibility of flooding, and prevent water from accumulating on streets, sidewalks and yards. The City of Frederick has about 5,00 storm drains.

The city also urges residents to be mindful that some roads tend to flood during  heavy rains.  They are:

Rocky Spring Road
Gas House Pike
North McCain Drive
Shookstown Road (bridge) to Rosemont Ave.
Waverley Drive
North Market St @ Routzahn’s Way
North Market St @ Schifferstadt  Blvd
Peters Lane
Butterfly Lane
1060 West Patrick St
Baker Park
Carroll Parkway @ Frederick High School
Fleming Ave / West College Terrace
506 West Patrick Street
Carrollton Drive
Grove / West Second Street
Lindberg Avenue /West Second Street
Lower Levels of parking decks / annexes
North Bentz@ West Church Street
600 West Second Street
East Patrick Street between Wisner & Carroll Creek
Hamilton Avenue
500 block Highland Street
Monroe Avenue
111 Pennsylvania Avenue


In other weather-related news, the National Weather Service has issued a River Flood Watch for the Monocacy River in Frederick through Saturday afternoon. The flood stage is 15-feet, and that may be approached by Friday evening. Surrounding residents should prepare for possible flooding, meteorologists say.

The agency says there’s a River Flood Watch for the Potomac River at Point of Rocks.from Saturday afternoon until further notice. Flood stage is 16-feet which could be reached by late Saturday morning. The Weather Service says preparations should be made for flooding at this time.


By Kevin McManus