Record rainfall causes flooding, mudslide in Metro Vancouver suburbs

Dec 19 2017, 10:29 am

After a week of sunshine, Metro Vancouver weather reverted back to its normal spring showers. It was a soggy Sunday across with rainfall records breaking across the region.

According to News 1130, Vancouver received just 20 mm while Pitt Meadows recorded 48mm and Abbotsford saw 26 mm. However, the big pour was in White Rock which received 83 mm of rain in less than 24 hours.

It caused widespread localized flooding in Langley and White Rock. Flooding in South Surrey also triggered a small mudslide, closing the 17000 block of 16 Avenue between 172 and 176 Streets.

 

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