VID | Home Depot parking lot turns into river in Frederick

VID | Home Depot parking lot turns into river in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WBFF) - Frederick County is still trying to dry out after torrential rain triggered a "flash flood emergency" there and led to more than a dozen water rescues.

Residents captured video of a Home Depot parking lot turned into a river, washing cars away.

Frederick mayor Michael O'Connor declared a local state of emergency Wednesday, noting: "While Tuesday's rain was relatively short in duration and very intense, its effects are still being felt by many of our residents and businesses, and will be for some time. It is also acknowledgment that severe weather and flooding scenarios remain possibilities through the remainder of the week, as the ground is saturated. I urge our residents to sign up for the government emergency alerts available through the City and Frederick County, and to take all warnings seriously.

Route 180/Jefferson Pike is expected to be closed for up to a week after the road was washed out from a flooded Little Catoctin Creek, announced State Highway Administration Wednesday.

The state is also repairing roadside slopes that were heavily damaged during the rain.

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