A car waded through a puddle at the intersection of 200th Street and 91A Avenue on Sunday morning, as a heavy rainstorm hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A car waded through a puddle at the intersection of 200th Street and 91A Avenue on Sunday morning, as a heavy rainstorm hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Updated: Heavy rain floods roads in Langley

Caution by motorists urged when driving through pooled water

Heavy rain is flooding roads in Langley and drivers are being urged to be careful.

A Township of Langley post on Sunday, Nov. 14, warned of flooding at mutiple locations:

272 – 7500 block – roadway is under water

24 Ave – 21200 block – roadway is under water

7700 block of 227 crescent – roadway is under water

232 – 80 Ave – north bound lane under water

210 St north of 24 Ave – roadway under water

6710 – 216th – both lanes under water

210A north of 56 Ave – roadway under water

264th and 80 Ave – landslide blocking both lanes, a full road closure of 264th and detours via 72 Ave and 84 Ave are in effect.

232-1200 block – northbound and southbound lanes under water

3800 block of 232 – northbound and southbound lanes are under water

3100 block of 216 – northbound and southbound lanes under water

212 block of 24 Ave – eastbound and westbound underwater

26142 – 28th Ave

272 St, north of 43 Ave – closed due to flooding of Salmon River

43 Ave east of 272 St

Drivers were advised to exercise caution when driving through pooling water “even if you feel your vehicle is capable of doing so.”

Drivers must follow all signage and detour routes in the event roadways are closed.

To report flooding, Langley residents are asked to call the Engineering Division at 604-532-7300, weekdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

In the event of a service emergency or concern that requires immediate attention outside of regular business hours, call the engineering operations emergency line at 604-543-6700.

For additional resources and information, visit Flood Response.

READ ALSO: Parts of the Lower Mainland to be drenched by up to 150 millimetres of rain by Monday

Environment Canada said Metro Vancouver, the western Fraser Valley, Whistler and parts of the Sunshine Coast could get 100 millimetres of rain while the Howe Sound and the eastern Fraser Valley could see as much as 150 millimetres.

The rain was expected to be heaviest Sunday afternoon and night ahead of the cold front, easing Monday as the cold front pushes it out of the region.

READ ALSO: Separate slides close Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt, Hwy. 1 north of Yale

Environment Canada issued special weather statements for parts of the south coast and southern Interior.

It was the second so-called atmospheric river to sweep over B.C. in the last four weeks and was expected to arrive as snow in the Boundary region, East and West Columbia, Kootenay Lake and the West Kootenay.


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