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Carroll sees several inches of rain, flooding Friday

Dan Krug holds a small fish he rescued stranded in Hughes Road after flood waters receded Friday. He quickly returned it to the stream.
Dan Krug holds a small fish he rescued stranded in Hughes Road after flood waters receded Friday. He quickly returned it to the stream. (KEN KOONS/STAFF PHOTO , Carroll County Times)

Heavy rain hit the county Thursday and Friday, causing flooding in certain areas.
About 3 to 6 inches of rain fell in the area during the two-day period, caused by remnants of Tropical Storm Karen and an upper-level storm system that merged together, according to Meteorologist Ken Widelski, from the National Weather Service.
"We've had this constant fetch of moisture off the Atlantic," he said.
The heaviest of the rain has moved to the south and there will just be periods of light rain and drizzle over the weekend, Widelski said. The storm system should be out of the area around late Sunday or early Monday.
With the rain also came below-normal temperatures, Widelski said. Temperatures should be in the mid-60s this time of year, but Thursday and Friday saw temperatures in the mid-50s, he said.
Into the night Friday, police monitored county lakes and streams to make sure there was no additional flooding, according to Lt. Pat Fisher, with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.
One area of concern was Union Bridge, which had flooding near Pipe Creek.
"Don't drive in any standing water," Fisher said.
Officers reported flooding to the county roads department and roads were closed as deemed necessary. As of 9 p.m. Friday night, Unger Road just in off of Mayberry Road, Keysville Frederick County Road at the county line, Sixes Bridge Road at the county line, Starners Dam at the county line, and Mummaford Road at the county line remained closed because of high water.

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