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Weather Service issues flash flood warning for city, Harford, Baltimore counties

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties as several inches of rain fell across the region Monday night.

The flood warning was in effect until 2 a.m. Tuesday, warned of "flash flooding of urban areas in addition to creeks and streams rapidly rising out of their banks." The area got up to 2 inches of rain Monday afternoon and evening and more fell overnight.

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The weather service warned that Glen Arm at Mine Bank Run is "rising rapidly" toward its flood stage of 8 feet, at which point water will cover the access road to Talmar. Ruxton Road in Towson also was reported to be flooding, the service said.

Other areas of possible flooding mentioned in the warning included: Bel Air, Morgan State University, Union Square, Guilford, Woodring, Turners Station, Howard Park, Armistead Gardens, Camden Yards, the Inner Harbor, Back River, Locust Point, Camden Yards, Roland Park, Fallstaff, Bolton Hill, Millers Island, Canton, Cockeysville and Fells Point.

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The weather service cautioned drivers to be especially careful at night when it is harder to recognize flooded areas.

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