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People Rescued From Cars Stuck In High Water In Gaithersburg, Darnestown, And Brookeville, Md.

7:31 PM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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DARNESTOWN, Md. (WUSA) --  Maryland firefighters were busy with water rescues on Thursday morning.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue firefighters pulled a man from his car on Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg, Md. after it was submerged in high water. See video from the rescue attached to this story.

Officials responded to another water rescue at 1899 Brighton Dam Road at New Hampshire Ave. in Darnestown, Md.

In Brookeville, a man was rescued from his car after it became stuck in high water early Thursday morning. Assistant Chief Scott Graham says the man called for help from his car after his engine stalled in high water. His vehicle became stuck on a one lane bridge as water began to rise on Gold Mine Road at Chandlee Mill Road. Officials say they brought the man out by boat a short time after rescuers arrived on scene.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue have handled approximately eight water rescues Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

In Anne Arundel County, two drivers from two cars were removed from their cars in high water in the area of Brock Ridge Road and Whiskey Bottom Road. Both drivers were walked out by fire rescue personnel and were uninjured. Officials say that both drivers drove around barricades.

Anne Arundel County fire authorities also say someone was rescued at Hammonds Ferry Road and I-695 in the Linthicum area at approximately 7 a.m. The person was walked out, and again, not injured. In this case, the driver also drove around a barricade. The road is closed.

Officials want to remind motorists to stay away from standing water.

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