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Hurricane Sandy: Flood-Prone Roads to Avoid

A list of flood-prone roads, courtesy of Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service

It only takes six inches of water to cause most passenger cars to lose control. A foot of water to will send that car afloat, according to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. County rescuers warn residents to avoid the following flood-prone roads upcounty:

Germantown region

  • MD 118 (Germantown Road) at Great Seneca Creek, south of Germantown 
  • Hoyles Mill Road at ford of Little Seneca Creek in Germantown, west of soccer complex 
  • MD 117 (Clopper Road) at Little Seneca Creek, east of Boyds 
  • MD 355 (Frederick Road) at Little Seneca Creek, west of Brink 
  • MD 121 (Clarksburg Road) near Little Seneca Lake, north of Boyds 
  • Blunt Road at Great Seneca Creek, south of Brink Road

Gaithersburg region 

  • MD 124 (Woodfield Road) at Goshen Branch and at Great Seneca Creek, north of Brink Road. 
  • MD 117 (Clopper Road) at Great Seneca Creek, west of Gaithersburg 
  • Davis Mill Road at Great Seneca Creek, north of Gaithersburg 
  • Brighton Dam Road at Hawlings River, northeast of Brookeville 
  • Goldmine Rd at Hawlings River, east of Olney 
  • Zion Rd at Hawlings River, east of Laytonsville 
  • MD 97 (Georgia Ave.) at Reddy Branch, north of Brookeville 

Poolesville-Darnestown-North Potomac region

  • White’s Ferry Road
  • River Road
  • River and Berryville Roads at Seneca Creek

Clarksburg-Damascus region

  • Loghouse Road at Magruder Branch, south of Damascus 
  • Elton Farm Road at Haights Branch
  • Howard Chapel Rd at Haights Branch

A countywide list is available at the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue blog, mcfrs.blogspot.com.

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