"Torrential rains swept over the Washington region Thursday, triggering flash floods that killed two people in Fairfax County, trapped scores of terrified motorists, forced hundreds to evacuate their homes and shut major highways, including Interstate 66 and the Capital Beltway.
"The victims included a 12-year-old boy who was swept away by the flood-swollen waters of Piney Branch Creek in Vienna and a 60-year-old man in Great Falls who was killed near his stranded vehicle, authorities said.
"The Virginia Department of Transportation and State Police ordered the Beltway closed from Route 1 to the Mixing Bowl at Interstate 395, as the waters of Cameron Run spilled onto the highway, VDOT spokeswoman Joan Morris said. Maryland officials closed the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to keep cars off the flooded portion of the Beltway in Virginia. Interstate 66 was also closed westbound near Route 50."