The following was posted on Facebook by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball:

Earlier this evening, there was extreme weather that came through Howard County causing the water in the channels of Ellicott City to over run its banks. The water is currently receding and there is no imminent danger of flash flooding in the area.

At approximately 10:25pm, Howard County Police Department and the Howard County Office of Emergency Management closed Main Street from Rogers Avenue to the County line due to high water and for the safety of vehicles.

We are continuously monitoring this at the Emergency Management Operations Center and have public safety personnel on scene. We are expected to open the road momentarily.

At no point, was any part of Historic Ellicott City under a National Weather Service flash flood watch or warning.

More updates to follow as necessary.


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I have not seen an update from the County Executive, Howard County Police or Howard County Office of Emergency Management as of the post made last night.

Here is a post I found on Twitter with a photo from last night:


Scott E