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State highway crews repairing roadway that washed out in Pasadena

A day after heavy rains dumped more than 10 inches in parts of northern Anne Arundel County, State Highway Administration crews were still addressing weather-related road problems on Wednesday, including a roadway section in Pasadena that had washed away.

Highway officials said a section of Waterford Road between Catherine Avenue and Old Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard would be closed at least until Thursday evening as crews work to rebuild it.

Officials said engineers who inspected a culvert in the area after the storm found that soil under bridge abutments had washed away, creating a washout area about 15 feet deep, 10 feet wide and 24 feet long. Crews pumped grout at the abutments Wednesday afternoon to stabilize the area, then began work to fill and repave the roadway.

The highest official rainfall total in Anne Arundel on Tuesday was 10.32 inches, recorded in the Green Haven neighborhood near Pasadena, according to the National Weather Service.

On Wednesday, county crews were working on 22 closed roads, most of them in Linthicum, Glen Burnie, Millersville and Pasadena, officials said.

While most roads reopened after the storm, state highway officials said some in low-lying areas that typically flood might remain closed as the possibility of rain stays in the forecast for a few more days. They said some flooded roads might not have even been reported as of Wednesday evening.

Baltimore Sun Media Group reporters Scott Dance, E.B. Furgurson, Ben Weathers and Brandi Bottalico contributed to this article.

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