Driver Clings to Tree After Vehicle Swept Away Monday Morning; Several Roads Closed Due to Flooding

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Several roads are currently closed in Montgomery County due to flooding.

According to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) Pete Piringer, a driver was rescued around 4:30am after their vehicle was swept downstream in the area of Brighten Dam Rd., near Bordly Dr. in Brookville. The driver left the vehicle and was clinging onto a tree before being rescued via boat. Brighton Dam Rd. is currently closed between Bordly Dr. and New Hampshire Ave. Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route and to expect significant delays.

Beach Dr. is also closed between Woodbine St and Leland St. in Chevy Chase due to flooding.

We will provide an update if additional information becomes available.

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