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Flooding possible in parts of Maryland

- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 13, 2010

ANNAPOLIS, Md. | About 75 people have voluntarily evacuated Maryland's Allegany County because of concerns about flooding.

Melting snow combined with rain and already saturated ground could cause flooding in various parts of the state and region. Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says Saturday's evacuations could be followed by others later in the weekend.

The National Weather Service says the heaviest rainfall is expected across lower southern Maryland and northeast Maryland through Saturday and early Sunday.

A flood warning is also in effect for counties adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and tidal Potomac River. River flooding is possible through Monday and in to early Tuesday.

A handful of Maryland roads were shut down because of flooding.