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Potomac River floods Georgetown waterfront

The Potomac River reached above flooding stage Tuesday morning, cresting at around 7 a.m. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

WASHINGTON — As much of the area tries to recover from inundations caused by heavy rain, the Potomac River has flooded parts of the Georgetown Waterfront Tuesday, and flooding conditions are expected to continue into later in the week.

The Potomac River reached above flooding stage Tuesday morning, cresting at around 7 a.m. Storm Team 4 meteorologist Chuck Bell said it’s the highest level in more than 10 years.

Along the waterfront Tuesday morning, red tape blocks off sidewalks and stairways that are underwater.

A coastal flood warning is in effect in Georgetown until Wednesday morning.

Flooding is expected to continue until Wednesday and a coastal flood warning continues to be in effect until then, when the river is expected to settle below flood stage.

The National Weather Service said flooding is also expected at the Wharf, portions of East Potomac Park and at the Washington Harbor. Minor flooding is also expected in Old Town Alexandria Tuesday during high tide, where a coastal flood advisory is in effect.


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