WASHINGTON — Heavy rain is expected to continue to fall on the D.C. region through Wednesday, bringing with it a chance for flooding.
Around the region, another 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected Wednesday on top of an already saturated ground from Tuesday’s precipitation.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch and Flood Watch for portions of Montgomery County and Pete Piringer, the county’s fire and rescue spokesman, has tips for people planning to drive on the flood-prone roads.
Don’t drive through flooded roads. Piringer says the depth of the water is not always obvious and the water can hide dips and holes in the road.
“The road bed may be washed out underneath the water and you could be stranded or trapped as a result,” he says.
Piringer says 6 inches of water can reach the bottom of most cars and cause drivers to lose control. One foot of water can float many vehicle and 2 feet of rushing water has the potential to carry away vehicles.