As heavy rain continues to fall in the area, more than a dozen county roads in Baltimore County are closed due to flooding, according to Lauren Byrd, public information officer for the Department of Public Works.
York Road in Hunt Valley between Wight Avenue and Cockeysville Road is closed, as well as the stretch of York Road from Beaver Run Lane to Railroad Avenue. At York and Hillside Avenue, the State Highway Administration reported closing one lane northbound due to flooding, Byrd said.
Road closures in Towson include Ruxton Road from Circle Road to Ellenham Avenue as well as Circle Road itself.
In Cockeysville, York Road from Beaver Run Lane to Railroad Avenue is closed. The State Highway Administration is also reporting this road closure.
In Lutherville, Stevenson Road from Old Valley Road to Greenspring Valley Road is closed.
Most of these roads were closed between 12:30 p.m. and 2:14 p.m. on Wednesday.
"We don't have any choice — safety-wise — but to close the roads until the water subsides," Byrd said.
She noted that there have been reports of flooded basements but no other significant flooding in the county.
Byrd said that all road closures are constantly updated and posted at egov.baltimorecountymd.gov/RoadClosures.
In addition, Maryland State Highway Administration is reporting on its website — chart.md.gov — that several state roads in Towson have been closed due to flooding:
A northbound traffic lane on York Road at Hillside was closed at 3:33 p.m., as well as the shoulder.
Two southbound lanes, two northbound lanes and the shoulder reported closed at 3:35 on York between Wight Avenue and Cockeysville Road. In the same area, two southbound traffic lanes on York road have been closed as well as the shoulder at Ashland Road in Hunt Valley.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun