- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Heavy rains flooded parts of the D.C. area Tuesday morning, snarling traffic and sending emergency crews scrambling to rescue motorists from cars stalled in high water.

The heaviest rain and flooding appeared to have occurred in Prince George’s County, around the Greenbelt, College Park, Hyattsville and Berwyn Heights areas.

The county’s fire and rescue department established an area command at the College Park fire station and said on the department’s Twitter account that crews responded to 20 water rescues calls. The department said the area heaviest hit by flooding was in the 8900 block of 59th Avenue in Berwyn Heights.

By about noon, the heavy rain appeared to have stopped in the area and waters were receding.

No injuries were reported.

Two flash flood warnings were in effect Tuesday, one for North Central Prince George’s County until 12:30 p.m. and one that covered portions of the D.C. area and central Prince George’s County until 1:45 p.m.

Flash flood watches were also issued in several Virginia counties.

The National Weather Service reported that 1-3 inches of rain fell in the warning areas and that another disturbance could cause problems later Tuesday.

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