Today, Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver including the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and West and North Vancouver.
These areas can expect to receive 70-90 mm of rainfall by Friday morning, and the water is already pooling up. In fact, some low-lying areas, such as Still Creek Drive in Burnaby, are already flooded. In addition, this is the second time this week that these areas have been hit with flash flooding.
— Stacey Clarkson (@imtxic) December 13, 2018
Streams of water on Fourth St in New Westminster just outside Columbia Station. @TransLink also says rains caused a small landslide near VCC-Clark Station on Millennium Line damaging some overnight equipment. A shuttle train is running between Commercial Station and VCC #bcstorm pic.twitter.com/BSeGPvfA0V
— Lasia Kretzel (@lkretzel1130) December 13, 2018
Pooling water on No.6 Rd under Hwy 91 overpass. On/Off ramp also affected. No.6 down to single lane on both directions, city crew on site. DRIVERS SLOW DOWN. #BCstorm @NEWS1130Traffic @AM730Traffic pic.twitter.com/v2dJBXUMmq
— AndersonW (@wxzx6008) December 13, 2018
On #BCStorm watch on Still Creek ave In Burnaby for @CTVMorningLive. The road is open and drivers are chancing it. It’s pouring and the road is flooded. I have live coverage all morning. pic.twitter.com/MLhjjFpVHc
— Sheila Scott (@Sheila_Scott) December 13, 2018
Oh nice, flood waters have arrived. Vancouver weather is so much fun 🤣 pic.twitter.com/zBKLVbHIqG
— Bucky (@Dingo_sniper) December 13, 2018
Metro Vancouver Weather
TransLink is also advising riders that they will have to take a shuttle train between Commercial and VCC-Clark Sky SkyTrain stations due to a track issue.
According to the transit authority, a landslide caused flooding at the station overnight, which therefore prompted the disruption.