Don't go chasing waterfalls - unless you're trying to leave work in Washington in the middle of a huge rainstorm and you can't help getting caught in the Cleveland Park Metro Station.
The storms began about 2 pm yesterday (local time) in the D.C. region and continued for more than six hours. Streets turned into rivers as a result of the downpour, and cars sliced through floods during the evening commute. The water was of such a sheer volume, it poured down the escalators and into the Metro station at Cleveland Park.
Timelapse video shows intense flash flooding pour into a metro station in Cleveland Park, Washington D.C.https://t.co/iiMq4jZoXG— ABC News (@ABC) June 22, 2016
Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly told the Washington Post "the station is prone to flooding because it is at the bottom of a hill."
"In these extreme weather situations, we get flash flooding," she said.
The station was closed for nearly two hours until the water could drain.