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Flooding causes road closures throughout state

WASHINGTON — Heavy rainfall has flooded roads and swelled waterways in the mid-Atlantic region, posing challenges for the morning commute.

In Annapolis, officials say the Annapolis dam has overflowed and nearby Route 450 was closed early Thursday. A number of other roads in Anne Arundel County have also been closed due to flooding.

In Prince George’s County, the county administration building and county courthouse have been closed. In addition, officials have closed Route 301 near Route 4 in Upper Marlboro.

In Charles County, all public schools have been closed and government officers are opening two hours late.

Meanwhile, in Cecil County a voluntary evacuation has been announced for Port Deposit due to flooding along the Susquehanna River. The order calls for a voluntary evacuation of all of Main Street by 4 p.m.