Deep Flooding Persists on Abbotsford Highway

Floodwater on Highway 1 in Abbotsford remained at around two feet deep by the afternoon of November 17, the Abbotsford Police Department said as officers assessed the situation.

The City of Abbottsford issued evacuation orders for all residents in affected areas on Tuesday, as severe flooding hit in the wake of excessive rain. Several of those were rescinded late on Wednesday.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan declared a state of emergency in response to what’s been called the “storm of the century.”

This footage, released by the police, shows the floodwater along Highway 1, one of several closed roads in south British Columbia. Credit: Abbotsford Police Department via Storyful

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