Downcounty Roads to Avoid During Heavy Rainfall

A list of roads prone to flooding, provided by Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services

According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, the following roads in the downcounty area are subject to periodic flooding:

Columbia Pike (MD 29)

North of White Oak, at Paint Branch 

Connecticut Avenue (MD 185)

South of Kensington, at Rock Creek

River Road (MD 190)

Potomac, at Cabin John Creek

University Boulevard (MD 193)

Wheaton, at Sligo Creek

Veirs Mill Road (MD 586)

South of Twinbrook Parkway, at Rock Creek

Beach Drive

Kensington-Chevy Chase, in Rock Creek Park

Sligo Creek Parkway

Silver Spring and Takoma Park

Bastante January 31, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Goldsboro, intersection with Mass Ave. Every time.
Patricia Vacca January 31, 2013 at 12:27 PM
For more than 40 years I have lived near Rt 29 north of White Oak and have never seen water accumulate on the roadway in the area where Rt 29 crosses Paint Branch. The bridge over Paint Branch is quite high about the stream. The area along Rt 29 that HAS flooded after major storms is near the WSSC pumping station SOUTH of White Oak and near Trader Joe's.
Kim Cooke January 31, 2013 at 07:13 PM
You are absolutely correct about rt 29 at the NW branch. I have lived here 12 years and the water has topped the bridge at least twice. I wonder if they've made a mistake about the location.


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