By Luke Lavoie, firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 PM EDT, April 30, 2014
More than 25 segments of road and bridge crossings have been closed in Howard County because of flooding in the region, following a day of heavy rain that could dump as much as 3 inches of rain on central Maryland by Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
And it's set to continue: The NWS has issued a flood warning lasting until 7 p.m. Wednesday for Howard County.
Flood warnings indicate that flooding has been reported or is imminent.
Among the roads and bridges closed due to flooding are the Main Street Ellicott City bridge leading into Baltimore County, South Entrance Road and Furnace Avenue.
Centennial Park has also been closed until further notice, according to the county.
Rainfall is expected to continue through Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning, with thunderstorms throughout the night, according to the service.
New rainfall amounts are expected to range between 1 to 2 inches, according to the service.
Here is a list of Road Closures in Howard County as of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:
South Entrance Road - Furnace Avenue - Carrs Mill Road between Route 144 and Bushy Park - Bridge Crossing: Shaffersville Road between Shaffers Mill Road and 6160 Shaffersville Road - Bridge Crossing: Shaffersville Rdoa between Florance and Shaffers Mill Road - Windsor Forrest Road at Montgomery County line - Harriot Tubman at Cedar Lane - Seneca Drive - Old Columbia Road at Middle Patuxent River - Woodbine Road at Morgan Station - Sheppard Lane between Folly Quarter and Route 108 - Traffic Circle at Folly Quarter and Sheppard Lane - 5300 Block Guilfored - Trotter Road between Summer Sunrise and Red Clover - Lime Kiln at Reservoir - Woodin Road between 108 and Annapolis Road - Route 103 at Business Parkway - Rover Mill Road between McKendree Road and Tall Ships Drive - Carroll Mill East of Folly Quarter - Park Road from Church Road to Dead End - River Road (Entire Road) - Gun Road between River Road and Glen Artney Road - Howard Chapel Drive between Jennings Chapel Road and Montgomery County Line - Trotter Road between 108 & 5800 block - BrookMeade Road between Joey Drive abd Longview Drive - N. Chattam between Frederick Road and Route 40
The county maintains a full list of road closures, which is updated frequently, at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/road_closures.htm.
For information on how to prepare and react to floods, Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services recommends visiting ready.gov/floods.
Baltimore Sun Media Group reporter Amanda Yeager contributed to this report.