Rain, high wa­ter lead to street res­cues

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Mar­tin Weil

More rain Sat­ur­day night in a city that has al­ready had its share of rain led to ris­ing wa­ters and res­cues from stalled cars.

D.C. fire­fight­ers in rub­ber boots, and de­ploy­ing a rub­ber boat in one case, helped ex­tri­cate oc­cu­pants of cars from low-ly­ing spots on two ma­jor thor­ough­fares.

One res­cue came in the 600 block of Rhode Is­land Av­enue NE, where the road passes be­neath rail­road and Metro tracks, the fire de­part­ment said.

A flat-bot­tomed rub­ber boat was de­ployed in that in­ci­dent.

In the sec­ond in­ci­dent, fire­fight­ers went to the aid of oc­cu­pants of a ve­hi­cle in high wa­ter in the un­der­pass on 16th Street NW be­low Scott Cir­cle.

About a half-inch of rain fell at Rea­gan Na­tional Air­port for a brief pe­riod be­tween 8 and 9 p.m., of­fi­cial fig­ures showed.

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