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High water closes parts of Beltway near DC

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 10:53 PM
High water closes parts of Beltway near DC

Heavy rains have shut down parts of a major commuter highway in Washington's Virginia suburbs.

High water forced authorities to close the Capital Beltway in both directions Thursday evening where it crosses a stream called Cameron Run and at another location in Fairfax County.

National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Sheffield said the northern Virginia area had gotten 13 inches of rain in the past two days.