High water levels following Wednesday night's heavy rain resulted in two Thursday morning water rescues in Gaithersburg and Darnestown, WUSA 9 reported.
Firefighters pulled a man from his car on Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg after it was submerged in high water, according to the report.
Rescuers responded to seven water rescues Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service's blog, where MCFRS officials posted a Google map and photos of the incidents.
Five of those water rescues were Upcounty:
- 8:20 p.m. Wednesday—One car in the water at Frederick and Newcut Roads in Clarksburg. The occupants freed themselves.
- 8:03 p.m. Wednesday—One car with five occupants was stranded in high water on a bridge in the 16300 block of Barnesville Road near Boyds.
- 12:14 a.m. Thursday—Two vehicles in the water at Davis Mill and Huntmaster Road, near Clarksburg. Three people were rescued.
- 6:04 a.m. Thursday— Gray Camery in the water at 16800 block of Riffle Ford Road, near Gaithersburg.
- 6:21 a.m. Thursday—Car in the water at 14601 Berryville Road in Darnestown.
Officials responded two water rescues near Olney, at 1899 Brighton Dam Road at New Hampshire Avenue and from the 12100 Block Chandlee Mill Road, according to the MCFRS blog.
Patch editor Tiffany Arnold contributed to this report. Map data provided by Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service.
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