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Fields, trails take a beating under heavy rains as Tri-Cities braces for another rain storm

Another rain storm is on its way, prompting cities to issue advisories requesting residents to stay off of trails near the Coquitlam River and clean catch basins to prevent pooling water and flooding

After a brief break in the deluge, Environment Canada is warning residents to prepare for another rain storm tomorrow (Tuesday).

Up to 100 mm is expected to fall through to Wednesday, prompting the City of Port Coquitlam to continue to monitor pump stations and to be alert to other issues that arise.

In Coquitlam, the city is advising people to avoid forested parks and trails along rivers and pathways on steeper slopes during the current rain events.

The city's workers are set to go for 12 hour shifts beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday while its Emergency Operations Centre is supporting coordinated works across all city departments to ensure the city is prepared for the upcoming weather systems, a spokesperson told the Tri-City News via email.

In Coquitlam, parks, trails and fields remain open while Port Coquitlam re-opened its trails but has kept most of its sports fields closed due to flooding.

PoCo workers also had to address a pooling water issue on Sunday on Kingsway Avenue in front of the North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre.

Residents walking along the Coquitlam River and nearby trails noted extremely high water levels, and caution is urged.

The City of Port Moody is advising residents via Facebook to clean catch basins to prevent pooling water and flooding.