(Updated at 11:45 a.m.) Heavy rain that began early this morning has flooded multiple roads in Reston.
The parking lot at Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station is also flooded. Nearly three feet of standing water pooled in the area up to the windshields of parked cars, according to the National Weather Service.
State transportation officials urged residents to avoid the Reston North Park & Ride. Maintenance crews are on-site to manage flooding in the parking lot.
According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the following roads in the area are closed due to flooding:
Hunter Mill Rd between Cedar Pond and Hunter Station-Road Flooded
Sunset Hills/ Metro Center Dr
Walker Rd between Walker Glen and Berramin
Colvin Run/ Leesburg Pike
Springvale Rd/ Brevity
A flash flood warning is in effect until 1:45 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.
Here’s more from social media:
Reston Metro Station area is under water. There's 8 inches of water to even get out of the station itself. pic.twitter.com/JN6HXcfM4f
— Obie (@AlphaPupObie) July 8, 2019
— Tressa Mattingly (@tressairis) July 8, 2019
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Wednesday afternoon’s downpours resulted in flooding of many roads in and near Reston. A Flash Flood warning remains in effect for the entire area until 9:30 p.m.
At about 8 p.m. rescue crews had been to the scene of two swift waters rescues nearby: One at Stuart Mill Road and Birdfoot Lane, where three cars were reported stuck in high roadway flooding. One driver was on the roof of his car to avoid the floodwaters, authorities said. The other rescue was for several cars at Hunter Mill Road and Hunter Station Road.
Flooding has impacted the following areas as of 7:45 p.m.
- Hunter Mill Road is closed between Hunter Station Rd and Hunter View Road
- Lawyers Road at Hunter Mill Road closed
- Fox Mill Road at Folkstone Road is closed
- Fox Mill Road at Lake James Drive to Thoroughbred Road
Photo: Water at Reston Station/Credit: Bill Burton via Twitter