Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rain is expected to roll in around midday and continue overnight.
Upper Marlboro and much of the region will be under a flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service reports. Rain is forecast to begin around noon and continue overnight. Between one and two inches of rainfall are expected by day's end, with temperatures ranging from the low- to mid-40s. Winds may pick up too, with possible gusts in the low 20 mph range. More rain is forecast for Wednesday, mostly before 1 p.m. Expect cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-50s during the day. There’s yet another chance of showers on Thursday, with temperatures in the mid-40s.
Friday, February 1, 2013
"Things went pretty smoothly" as the City of Laurel responded to Thursday's flooding, a spokesman said.
Update, Feb. 1: City of Laurel spokesman Pete Piringer said "things went pretty smoothly" Thursday as police, public works crews, and other emergency responders worked to limit the risk posed by flooding on the Patuxent River. Despite some leftover mud and debris, the MARC commuter lot at the Laurel train station reopened Friday morning after having been closed Thursday. Riverfront Park was set to reopen Friday morning as well. Update, 7:22 p.m.: City of Laurel officials say the Patuxent River is starting to recede in the area after surging significantly on Thursday. The rise in the river's level was caused by the release of water from the T. Howard Duckett Dam made necessary by last night's heavy rains. According to a statement from Mayor…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Although the town did not report wide spread outages, flooding remains a concern.
The town of Upper Marlboro is keeping an eye on their streams as the water level continues to rise after Hurricane Sandy's wrath Monday night. According to town officials, who closed their offices aroung 2 p.m. Monday to brace for the storm, power did not go out for most of the town. Pepco is only reporting around 200 outages in the greater Upper Marlboro area as of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Several roads are closed throughout Upper Marlboro as flooding remains one of the town's biggest concerns. As of 10:20 a.m., Route 725 east of Route 202 is closed due to high water, officials reported on the town's website. They said the bridge on Route 725 will close if water continues to rise. Water Street and Race Track Road also remain closed, officials …