January 4, 2019 3:18 pm
Updated: January 5, 2019 12:27 am

Flood watch downgraded for parts of Vancouver Island following heavy rainfall

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A rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver has ended following a nasty spell of weather on B.C.’s South Coast, but parts of Vancouver Island remain under high streamflow advisory.

More than 80 millimetres of rain fell on Vancouver between 10 a.m. Wednesday and early Friday morning, with even more rainfall recorded in other parts of the Lower Mainland. West Vancouver saw 106 millimetres of precipitation.

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Most of that rain fell Thursday, leading to some flooding in Stanley Park and on roads around Burnaby and Surrey.

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Rain is still in the forecast for the weekend.

The Englishman River and Little Qualicum River on Vancouver Island were under a flood watch following the downpour but are now under a high streamflow advisory.

High stream advisories remain in place for part of Vancouver Island, the North Shore, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast.

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In the Sea-to-Sky area and B.C.’s Interior, heavy snow laid trees across roads near Pemberton, which had 27 millimetres of snow, while Highway 1 became a parking lot after large sections of the road were forced to close.

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Whistler Village saw 53 millimetres of snowfall on Thursday.

Environment Canada has lifted the winter storm warnings, but Avalanche Canada has issued warnings for B.C.’s South Coast and the Sea-to-Sky region.

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