Flooding closes part of Campus Drive, several local trails

Inches of floodwaters race down Guilford Drive in front of Terrapin Row during the storm on Sept. 10, 2020. (Joe Ryan/The Diamondback)

The City of College Park saw another stretch of rain and flooding on Thursday, leaving a section of Campus Drive closed and several local trails closed until further notice.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for College Park from noon to 5:30 p.m. The city had half an inch to one and a half inches of rainfall by approximately 12:30 p.m. and was predicted to see one to three additional inches, according to an alert from the University of Maryland Police Department.

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The Maryland State Highway Administration closed Campus Drive between the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and the College Park Metro for emergency flooding. The closure may last for at least 24 hours, according to a tweet from the administration. Trails in the College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park and Bladensburg areas will be closed due to flooding until further notice, according to a tweet by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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