UPDATE (9:10 p.m.)—A flooded intersection in Cockeysville forced one man to be rescued by firefighters, caused considerable damage to area businesses, shutdown a major throughway and .
And it isn't all that uncommon.
It was the fourth time the intersection of York Road and Beaver Run Lane has flooded this year—the third time the it had to be closed off by the State Highway Administration.
The intersection will remain closed until all of the water recedes. After another spout of terrential downpours earlier this evening, it is likely the roadway will stay blocked off overnight, according to crew members at the scene.
UPDATE (6:43 PM)—As of this time, five men are still trapped on an embankment near York Road and Beaver Run Lane, where swift moving floodwater caused officials to close the intersection early Wednesday evening.
It was the fourth time in seven months the intersection had been shut down because of flooding.
Emergency workers performed one swift water rescue near the Side Street Cafe on York Road. A swollen tributary of the Loch Raven Reservoir poured up to 5 feet of water across the Cockeysville road as of 4:15 p.m.
Five men, who appeared to be Baltimore County workers, were trapped on an embankment near a service road on York Road's east side. County officials said continuing rains could keep the intersection closed through the night.
A white gazebo and a full-sized shed from was carried away by floodwater. Two men worked to secure other sheds from floating away as State Highway Administration workers moved traffic cones back as the water continued to rise.
Employees from The Barnyard said the business had only recently returned some merchandise outdoors following Hurricane Irene.
Side Street Cafe owner Ozzie Mehdizadeh evacuated his customers and employees after the flooding began. Mehdizadeh said this was the third time the restaurant had flooded.
“We just renovated … a month and a half ago” at a cost of $25,000, he said.
"FEMA doesn't have any money," Mehdizadeh added. "I guess I'm going to get an IOU."
In spite of recent incidents, including Irene, nearby resident Tim Roddy said this flooding was unique.
“This is the worst it’s ever been,” said Roddy, 56.
, the storm is expected to circle back over Cockeysville, which may prolong the flooding.
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Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the number of men stranded. Patch regrets the mistake.