Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two-Day Storm Departs B.C., but Leaves Flooded Roads, Avalanche Danger Behind

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two-Day Storm Departs B.C., but Leaves Flooded Roads, Avalanche Danger Behind

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Storms leave B.C., but high water, snow, remain

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VANCOUVER - Rainfall, wind, snow and winter storm warnings have been lifted for all of southern B.C. after a powerful system swept across the province leaving flooded or snow-clogged roads in its wake.

On Vancouver Island, torrential downpours forced flood watches or high streamflow advisories for several waterways and the deluge also prompted a boil water advisory for all users of the Comox Valley water system, including residents of Courtenay and Comox.

The Comox Valley Regional District says in a news release that severe rainfall has caused turbidity levels at a back-up pump station to rise above acceptable thresholds, triggering the need for the boil water notice.

Environment Canada says the two-day storm dropped as much as 100 millimetres of rain on Port Alberni and parts of eastern Vancouver Island, equivalent to an entire month of rainfall, while more than 50 millimetres fell Thursday at Vancouver International Airport. …

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