Moderate flooding along Potomac in western Md.

Thursday - 5/19/2011, 1:22pm EDT

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - Flooding is occurring along the Potomac River in Frederick and Washington Counties.

The National Weather Service says moderate flooding is occurring along the Potomac River in the Frederick County town of Point of Rocks. And officials in Williamsport say floodwaters from the Potomac have flowed into Riverbottom Park and closed a street leading to the park.

The weather service says the river exceeded its16-foot flood stage Wednesday night. By 8:15 a.m. Thursday, it was above 20 feet.

The river was expected to crest at nearly 22 feet around 8 p.m. Thursday.

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