Storms force rescues, snarl Monday morning commute in Fairfax

Heavy storms that rolled through Fairfax County overnight Sunday and early Monday flooded roads, stranding some drivers in their cars.

Fairfax County firefighters had to rescue several people from their vehicles and several roads had to be closed, including a stretch of I-95.

One driver was taken from the roof of his car after winding up in flood waters in a park near Woodburn Rd and Spicewood Drive in Annandale. Other rescues were made in Vienna at Browns Mill Road and Pennycress Lane and at Hunter Mill Road and Clovermeadow Drive. Near Ft. Belvoir a rescue was made at Richmond Highway and Fairfax County Parkway.

 

 

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