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Heavy rain, foot-deep waters flood metro Vancouver roads


CBC News

Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 AM - Heavy rainfall overnight has led to localized flooding, creating hazardous conditions on metro Vancouver's roads.

In the City of Vancouver, crews worked through the night trying to locate and unclog storm drains in high traffic areas.

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Intersections, such as Columbia Street near West 2nd Avenue and Hastings Street near Clark Drive, saw water nearly a foot deep on the roads and sidewalks.

There were also reports of heavy flooding in the Olympic Village, as well as in parts of Richmond.

(Some city crews told CBC News the tools they normally use to unclog drains weren't deep enough for some areas. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Some drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles after stalling while driving through the flooded areas.

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Environment Canada says Vancouver and Richmond saw between 15 to 20 millimetres of rain in just two hours.








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