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By The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
As of 11:30 a.m., high water from morning storms had closed Route 295 in both directions at Waterview Avenue. The Jones Falls Expressway has reopened after debris in the roadway closed all southbound lanes at 28 t h Street. Otherwise, there were no major accidents on area highways. There are no major delays on mass transit systems.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Heavy rain led to flash flooding that closed roads and required widespread swift-water rescues from trapped vehicles Tuesday. A flash flood warning was in effect across parts of the Baltimore region through 6:45 p.m. At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2.7 inches of rain fell in just one hour, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. More than 6 inches of rain fell as of 4 p.m., surpassing a record for Tuesday's date, 4.91 inches on...
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The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
As of 10 p.m., the following roads were closed due to high water, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Anne Arundel: East and westbound Route 450 between St. Stephens Church Road and Huntwood Drive. Northbound Route 176 at eastbound Route 648. Baltimore County: U.S. Route 1 past New Cut Road. Eastbound U.S. Route 40 at Route 43. Westbound U.S. Route 40 at Jones Road. Harford County: Route 7 between Route 136 and Route 543. Route 7 Edgewood Road and Fashion Way. U.S. Route 1 between Moore's Mill Road and Henderson Road.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through late Tuesday, with storms and heavy rain possible. A burst of heavy rain inundated College Park and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. The watch is in place across greater Baltimore. The air is thick with moisture around the region, with a dew point of 72 degrees Tuesday afternoon at BWI Marshall Airport, an oppressive level of humidity. Chances of storms and heavy rain showers are expected through Tuesday night.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
As rain continues to fall throughout the region, Carroll County officials were reporting that as of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, 19 roads were closed across the county due to flooding. Roads affected by closures included Johnsville and Hoods Mill in the Sykesville and Woodbine areas; Winters Church Road in Union Bridge;  parts of Mayberry Road west of Westminster and Keysville Road South in Keymar near the Carroll/Frederick line. Most of the affected roads have been closed since late morning, but nine were closed since 2 p.m.  Only one road -- Baughman Mill Road in Lineboro - has been reopened, according to the county.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
MARC Penn Line trains are being held in Washington because of congestion caused by high water, according to a statement released by the Maryland Transit Administration at about 5 p.m. Trains affected include: Train 430, for departure from Washington at 4:20 p.m. and Train 532, for departure from Washington at 4:25 p.m. Train 428, scheduled to depart Washington at 4:10 p.m. left at 5:03 p.m. Camden Line Train 853, scheduled to depart Baltimore...
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
While South Carroll, the county's most populous area, struggles with a water shortage, neighbors to the north face the opposite problem.The residents of Diamond Hills, just outside Westminster, say they have too much water.And too much of a good thing is bad for the plumbing and bad for the checkbook."I replaced my water heater a few years ago because I thought it was leaking," said Ray Kerr, who was one of the first to move into the subdivision, off Kate Wagner Road south of the city limits, in 1994.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2003
The woes of too much snow were largely replaced yesterday by the problems of too much water as Marylanders continued the cleanup from the biggest snowstorm on record. At 6 p.m., Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. lifted the state of emergency that had been in effect for seven days -- but many people were still coping with the storm's aftermath. The basements of hundreds of homes were flooded -- some with raw sewage -- and stores were closed because of fallen roofs or cracked ceilings, while flooding closed highways and the cover of water concealed dangerous potholes.
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By Tom Hundley and Tom Hundley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 27, 2001
VENICE -- In the 16th century, the doges of Venice faced an urgent crisis. Silt carried by the Brenta and Piave rivers was slowly filling the Lagoon of Venice; unless immediate action was taken, the city would be left high and dry. "After about a hundred years of discussions between the Greens and the engineers of that time, it was finally decided to divert the rivers. The lagoon was saved," says Ignazio Musu, a professor at Venice's Ca' Foscari University. These days, the doges are in a similar quandary, only this time the problem is too much water.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 20, 2003
In a way, it was the perfect flood. Shifts in Isabel's winds, a timely high tide and something called the "slosh" effect all conspired early yesterday to produce some of the highest water levels ever recorded in communities around the Chesapeake Bay. The bay flooding was almost entirely the result of tidal phenomena, and not the unexpectedly modest rain that accompanied the storm in Maryland. Meteorologists said the high water broke or tied 70-year-old records in Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, as it inundated streets along the Inner Harbor and Fells Point, communities in Eastern Baltimore County and towns on the Eastern Shore.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
As rain continues to fall throughout the region, Carroll County officials were reporting that as of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, 19 roads were closed across the county due to flooding. Roads affected by closures included Johnsville and Hoods Mill in the Sykesville and Woodbine areas; Winters Church Road in Union Bridge;  parts of Mayberry Road west of Westminster and Keysville Road South in Keymar near the Carroll/Frederick line. Most of the affected roads have been closed since late morning, but nine were closed since 2 p.m.  Only one road -- Baughman Mill Road in Lineboro - has been reopened, according to the county.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
More than 3 inches of rain fell in a span of two hours in Ocean City on Thursday, causing several inches of flooding in low-lying parts of the resort town and along Coastal Highway. At Ocean City Municipal Airport, on the mainland across from the barrier island, 3.14 inches fell from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the bulk of it between 10 a.m. and noon, according to the National Weather Service. While flooding is relatively common in the downtown area on the southern end of Ocean City, such as during Superstorm Sandy when water was as much as several feet deep in the area, flooding was significant in north Ocean City.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Impacts after Wednesday night's heavy winds and rain remain widespread around the region, with several roads remaining closed and rivers yet to crest and a wind advisory in effect. In Montgomery County, the flooding required several rescues, and in Laurel, a woman drowned in the high waters. A body was found floating in the water near Fort Meade and Laurel Race Track roads, in a low-lying wooded area nearthe Patuxent River and Laurel Park race track where homeless people camp overnight, Anne Arundel County police said.
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By Steve Kilar and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Road closures continue to accumulate as h igh-standing water, downed power lines and darkened intersections dot the region. A Maryland law that took effect Oct. 1 requires motorists approaching a darkened intersection to treat it as a four-way stop.The speed limit for highways is still 45 mph. The Bay Bridge reopened around 9 a.m. The Tydings Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the Susquehanna River, is open. The Key Bridge and the Hatem Bridge are open, with restrictions on tractor trailers and box trucks, the Maryland Transportation Administration reported.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2011
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 was not a good day to be appointed Port Deposit's town administrator. The town was about to be evacuated in anticipation of the worst flooding in decades. But Rodney Hines, 64, took the challenge in stride, even though the newcomer from Illinois couldn't pronounce "Conowingo," the name of the dam about to unleash the Susquehanna's muddy waters on the town that had just named him its caretaker. Fortunately for Hines, Port Deposit has had at least two centuries of practice dealing with floods.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
As of 10 p.m., the following roads were closed due to high water, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. Anne Arundel: East and westbound Route 450 between St. Stephens Church Road and Huntwood Drive. Northbound Route 176 at eastbound Route 648. Baltimore County: U.S. Route 1 past New Cut Road. Eastbound U.S. Route 40 at Route 43. Westbound U.S. Route 40 at Jones Road. Harford County: Route 7 between Route 136 and Route 543. Route 7 Edgewood Road and Fashion Way. U.S. Route 1 between Moore's Mill Road and Henderson Road.
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December 7, 1993
FIRE* Union Bridge: Engines from Union Bridge and Woodsboro, Frederick County, were dispatched to rescue people stranded in a car in high water on Bucher John Road at 12:52 p.m. Sunday. The units were out for 15 minutes.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
Motorists should to avoid the following areas because of high water, according to the Baltimore Transportation Department. Both directions of Hilton Parkway, from Edmondson Avenue to North Avenue; Patapsco Avenue, from Potee Street to Annapolis Road; Franklintown Road, from Ellamont Street to North Forest Park Avenue; Portions of Harford Road; and eastbound Erdman Avenue at Pulaski Highway. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive with caution and allow additional travel time.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2011
After heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee washed away bridges and roads, overwhelmed sewage systems and may have contributed to at least one Baltimore-area death, the runoff threatened to overwhelm Maryland towns along the Susquehanna River with the biggest flood in almost 40 years. On Friday morning, Cecil County officials said all but 12 downtown Port Deposit residents had obeyed the evacuation order and left town. Only a dozen went to the town's shelter at Perryville High School, and county spokesman Mike Dixon said it would be closed over low attendance.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2011
Motorists should to avoid the following areas because of high water, according to the Baltimore Transportation Department. Both directions of Hilton Parkway, from Edmondson Avenue to North Avenue; Patapsco Avenue, from Potee Street to Annapolis Road; Franklintown Road, from Ellamont Street to North Forest Park Avenue; Portions of Harford Road; and eastbound Erdman Avenue at Pulaski Highway. The Baltimore City Department of Transportation advises motorists to drive with caution and allow additional travel time.
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