Flooding closes off streets in Maple Ridge

Parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are dealing with flooding after heavy rainfall hit the region.

Crews have closed 224th Street between 132nd and 144th Avenue in Maple Ridge on Friday morning due to flooding. As well, several inches of water covered 136th Avenue.

There is no word yet on when the roads will re-open.

Global News spoke to a restoration company who described the damage to the property as “catastrophic.”

The storm has brought between 50 and 70 millimeters of rain to some areas. The Fraser Valley can expect another 10 millimetres on Friday.

Elsewhere, crews were doing clean-up work early Friday morning on the North Shore. Large pools of water in West Vancouver flooded Marine Drive between 17th and 15th Streets. The water flowed near a business district and onto parts of the sidewalk.

Crews are doing all they can, but have since left the area.

More to come…

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