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Torrential rainfall triggers flooding in Olympic Village (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Kenneth Chan Oct 28, 2018 11:18 pm 780

There are reports of localized flooding in Vancouver late this evening due to torrential rainfall.

Conditions are particularly terrible on 2nd Avenue where it intersects with the Cambie Street Bridge and Columbia Street on the southwestern corner of the Olympic Village.

At this time, deteriorating conditions have prompted Vancouver Police to shut down the seven-block-long stretch of 2nd Avenue between the Cambie Street Bridge and Main Street.

 

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Photos and videos posted onto social media show large sections of 2nd Avenue submerged in water, with water spilling out onto the sidewalks and adjacent local streets.

There are even reports of cars stalled and stranded within deeper portions of the flooded areas on 2nd Avenue.

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Cars damaged and stranded by street flooding in Vancouver on October 28, 2018. (Aleksandra Potkonjak / submitted)

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Cars damaged and stranded by street flooding in Vancouver on October 28, 2018. (Nicolas Andre Guaiquin / submitted)

Several cars have also stalled in the middle of a flooded area on Expo Boulevard near Nelson Street on the north side of False Creek in downtown.

Drivers are advised to take extra precautions, travel at slower speeds over water to avoid hydroplaning, and avoid flooded areas if possible.

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A car damaged in a flooded parking lot in downtown Vancouver on October 28, 2018. (Nicolas Andre Guaiquin / submitted)

 

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com
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