Last updated 4/30/2014 at 2:40 pm
Two to four inches of rain has fallen today across the Washington metropolitan area. Forecasts call for additional rain throughout the afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for this area. Streams throughout the metro area are out of their banks and still rising, and numerous roads are reported closed. The Potomac River is expected to reach flood stage Friday morning.
The ramp from VA-27 (Washington Blvd) north to US-50 west that bypasses Memorial Circle by passing under Memorial Bridge is closed. Drivers can still reach US-50 west from the northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway and VA-27 north via Memorial Circle.
Please be careful while driving. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice: turn around... dont drown.
Reporting Hazards or Incidents
Life-threatening Emergencies: 9-1-1 or 202-610-7500 (US Park Police Emergency Dispatch)
Non-emergencies/Hazards: 202-610-7505 (US Park Police Dispatch)
Did You Know?
Features like cloverleaf interchanges and grassy medians made the George Washington Memorial Parkway "America's Most Modern Motorway" when it opened in 1932. More...