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PHOTOS + VIDEO: Here's how heavy rainfall led to localized flooding across the Tri-Cities

From Coquitlam River to the Port Moody inlet, overflowing enforced some extra caution as tributaries rose to concerning levels Nov. 14-15, 2021.

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Parts of the Tri-Cities became mini-lakes this past weekend (Nov. 14-15, 2021) resulting from heavy downpour and winds from the 'atmospheric river' weather system that swept through Metro Vancouver.

Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody residents were forced to navigate around pools of water on local roads.

Parks even had to close — some albeit temporarily — due to overflow onto the trails, making it dangerous to walk in the areas.

Coquitlam accumulated nearly 175 mm of rain between Sunday and Monday.

The Coquitlam River saw waves crash over large rocks off its adjacent trail, normally in a space where walkers can stand, sit or even take a dip in the summer.

Environment Canada is predicting sunny skies the next few days, but the temperatures may remain in the single digits and could cause some water to freeze overnight.

The rain is expected to return by tomorrow night (Nov. 17) at a 60 per cent chance among a high of 7 C.