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Torrential rainfall causing flooding in Metro Vancouver again (PHOTOS)

Photos, Weather, News

Torrential rainfall causing flooding in Metro Vancouver again (PHOTOS)

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Eric Zimmer Oct 18, 2017 4:40 pm 27,596

Torrential rainfall is once again causing flooding in Metro Vancouver.

Storm drains across the region have been working overtime lately due to the relentless deluge of rain.

Now, for the second time in as many weeks, those drains are overflowing causing street-level flooding.

And today it seems that flooding has extended to Burnaby.

Current view out front door or chiropractor office in Burnaby …. and no sign of rain stopping #raincouverisback

A post shared by Tamara Swatske (@tamaraasincamera) on

Absolutely soaking wet!! #rainydays

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Photos of Wednesday’s flooding were also captured by Daily Hive reader Madeline Frances, who snapped these pictures from her home near Gilmore Avenue.

Flooding in Burnaby (Madeline Frances photo)

Flooding in Burnaby (Madeline Frances photo)

Flooding in Burnaby (Madeline Frances photo)

Another Burnaby reader, Casey Campbell sent in this photo:

Flooding in Burnaby (Still Creek Road by the McDonalds on Willingdon / Casey Campbell)

The West Coast Express’ Coquitlam Station was closed late this afternoon due to flooding just as the evening peak hour service was about to begin. It reopened shortly before 6 pm.

Flooding on Still Creek Drive in Burnaby (Alex Ng photo)

Flooding on Still Creek Drive in Burnaby (Alex Ng photo)

Flooding was also seen on the the Mary Hill Bypass in Port Coquitlam.

Flooding on the Mary Hill Bypass in Port Coquitlam. (Crystal Langager photo)

It also seems that storm drains aren’t the only things currently being flooded.

The City of Vancouver’s 3-1-1 help line is currently experiencing such a high volume of weather-related calls, people are being encouraged to call back later unless it is an emergency.

On Wednesday, another rainfall warning was issued by Environment Canada, continuing a trend that started at the beginning of this week.

A strong Pacific frontal system which has apparently “stalled” over Vancouver Island is being blamed for the downpour deluge that has showered the city this week.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the afternoon, with 50 mm expected before our usual showers take over this evening.

Vancouver residents also shared their shots of the storm on social media.

Glenlyon Parkway in Burnaby. (Submitted by Darcanelle)

Marquette Street in Champlain Heights, East Vancouver. (Submitted by Maddie Millward)

If you’ve encountered a flooded street in Metro Vancouver today, send us a photo and the location at [email protected].

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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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