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Heavy rain, flooding wreak havoc across Lower Mainland Friday night

Last Updated Feb 1, 2020 at 12:07 am PDT

Summary

The rain picked up just in time for the Friday evening commute

Cities across the region were warning drivers to brace for flooding Friday afternoon

Flooding closed roads in Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Friday’s persistent, heavy rain complicated the evening commute and continued to cause flooding and road closures throughout the evening.

The rain picked up just in time for the Friday evening rush and battered the region into the night.

A section of Highway 1 was closed Friday night.

The city of Port Coquitlam began offering free sand 24/7 so resident could fill sandbags.

After flooding affected homes in five neighbourhoods, it opened an emergency reception centre.

Roads have been closed in Maple Ridge and Port Coquitlam.

Cities across the region began warning drivers and residents to brace for flooding Friday afternoon.

 

The City of Vancouver has opened emergency shelters.

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