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2 Rescued After Cars Swept Away By Floodwaters In La Plata During Isaias Storms

LA PLATA, MD. (WJZ)  — La Plata troopers responded to a water rescue on Brandywine Road where two vehicles were swept away by floodwaters as they tried to drive across a flooded roadway.

Just before 9 a.m., the drivers of the two cars tried to cross Brandywine Road when rising floodwaters from Swanson Creek swept both cars off the road.

First responders rescued both drivers. One of the drivers was taken by ambulance to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center for treatment.


As of 11:25 a.m., MDOT SHA was responding to 55 incidents, with the largest number, 14, in St. Mary's County. Some major incidents include multiple lanes closed due to high water; I-95 in Baltimore City at the S Moravia Rd exit ramp and I-695 Inner Loop in Baltimore County at MD 151.

Maryland State Police said Tuesday troopers responded to over 600 calls for service as Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the state.

According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to 152 crashes, 117 calls for road hazards, 25 disabled vehicles and 609 overall calls for service.

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