While Monday’s downpour led to water rescues elsewhere in the state, Carroll County residents managed to steer clear of the few flooded roadways and downed wires Monday.
“Everybody stayed safe,” Carroll County Emergency Management Manager Valerie Hawkins said Tuesday. “We did have a few roads that were closed due to high water.”
“Yesterday brought a lot of rain in a short period of time,” said Doug Brown, deputy director of public works.
According to a statement that Carroll County Department of Public Safety posted to its Facebook page, Hoods Mill Road up to the Howard County line closed for flooding from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Sams Creek Road closed for flooding from Md. 31 to the Frederick County line from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wesley Road closed in multiple locations for fallen trees and wires from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.; and Marble Quarry Road closed for flooding between McKinstry’s Mill and the Frederick County line from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Brown said these areas are frequently flooded during heavy rains.
If someone encounters a flooded roadway, and the situation is not an emergency, they can call the road department at 410-386-6717. Emergency situations such as a vehicle stuck in water should be phoned in to 911.