(Updated at 5:50 p.m.) An afternoon storm has brought flooding and shut down some roads and services in Alexandria.
City bus service DASH announced via Twitter that all bus service was briefly suspended due to severe weather conditions, but service resumed roughly 30 minutes later.
UPDATE: We have resumed service on all routes. https://t.co/OHdV5bejaX
— DASH Bus (@DASHBus) September 16, 2021
Additionally, the King Street Metro station’s northern entrance has been closed due to flooding, though as of 5:40 p.m. the southern entrance remains open.
Blue/Yellow Line Alert: King Street's North entrance is closed due to flooding. The South entrance remains open.
— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) September 16, 2021
The warning comes after the city has had repeated issues with flooding recently and some residents shared footage of flooding in Alexandria neighborhoods near the Braddock Metro station.
— Liz Gaskins Civils (@LizGaskins) September 16, 2021
— John (@John16291770) September 16, 2021
Matthew Cappucci, a reporter with Fox 5, reported extensive flooding at the Braddock Road Metro station.
— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) September 16, 2021
According to scanner traffic, East Braddock Road has been closed at North West Street due to high water and vehicles are stranded. Alexandria Police senior public information officer Amanda Paga said there have been no major road closure reported as of 5:50 p.m. but that sections of roads are likely impassable due to high waters.
— Less Enthused Caps Fan (@juliejmoses) September 16, 2021
— Matt Doughkampoh (@phx2dca) September 16, 2021
More from the National Weather Service:
244 PM EDT THU SEP 16 2021
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF DC, MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IN DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN MARYLAND, ANNE ARUNDEL, CARROLL, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY, FREDERICK MD, NORTHERN BALTIMORE, NORTHWEST HARFORD, NORTHWEST HOWARD, NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY, PRINCE GEORGES, SOUTHEAST HARFORD AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA, EASTERN LOUDOUN, FAIRFAX, PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK AND WESTERN LOUDOUN.
* UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
* SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING. RAINFALL RATES MAY REACH TWO INCHES PER HOUR.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
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