Tropical Storm Melissa, slowly rotating off the Atlantic Coast, has pushed water up the Chesapeake Bay, resulting in coastal flooding.
Shorelines and roadways were flooded in waterfront communities throughout Maryland.
In Annapolis, officials shut down the Spa Creek Bridge that links the downtown historic district with the Eastport neighborhood. They used pumps to try to push the water away from businesses along City Dock.
The flooding came at an inopportune time, as the capital city is hosting the annual United States Sailboat Show.
Maryland’s Eastern Shore also saw flooding from Queen Anne’s County along the bay to Ocean City on the Atlantic Ocean.
Many roads in the area are flooded. Don’t drive through flooded roads. Bay City- Victoria Dr at Chenowith Rd. Kent Narrows- Whard Rd at Rt18, Parks Auto to Wells Cove is closed. Grasonville- Perry’s Corner Rd. #TurnAroundDontDrownpic.twitter.com/iYYQgmUyMP