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West Vancouver homes evacuated due to heavy rain, flooding

WATCH: Clean-up is underway in West Vancouver where an overnight downpour caused flooding, forcing dozens from their homes. Grace Ke has the latest from the hardest hit neighbourhood.

Several families were forced out of their homes early this morning after a storm tore through West Vancouver.

The heavy rain started around midnight and caused Willow Creek to flood its banks.

Ten homes were evacuated in the 4400-block of Ross Crescent. The water was running knee-deep on the street at one point.

West Vancouver Fire and Rescue now says the area has been stabilized and crews continue to pump water out of the area. All residents have since been allowed back in their homes.

A number of the properties suffered extensive water and mud damage.

Reporter Grace Ke shows us the water line from Wednesday’s flood. Credit: Jamie Forsythe / Global News
Reporter Grace Ke shows us the water line from Wednesday’s flood. Credit: Jamie Forsythe / Global News

“We had a lot of rain in a short period of time and one of the creeks overflowed and ran down Keith Road,” said West Vancouver Deputy Chief Tony D’Angelo.

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“[It] hit a couple of homes.”

WATCH:

Enviroment Canada says 36 mm of rain fell over the region in only 12 hours:

It was a strange weather day on Tuesday across parts of B.C.

The North Shore Mountains were hit with some light snow, while heavy hail fell in Langley:

Other parts of B.C. also saw storm clouds roll through, in areas like Kamloops and Charlie Lake:

Light snow also fell in Nimpo Lake:

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