Monday, June 17, 2024

Victoria driver warns motorists of flooding on Malahat due to heavy rainfall (VIDEO)


A Victoria driver took to social media after witnessing major water accumulations on the Malahat this afternoon.

Tanya Henry is warning drivers on the Malahat to exercise caution as rain water pooled up and flooded the highway this afternoon.

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Henry, the owner of Metchosin-based food truck Molly’s Fish & Chips, captured a video of vehicles splashing through the water, as she drove northbound just after Tunnel Hill.

Upon sending the video to the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Henry received the following response:

“Heavy downpours can overwhelm any highway. We remind people to drive to the conditions they are in — in this case, slowing down.”

With fall just around the corner and rainy weather about to become the norm once more, “slowing down” might be the only way to stay safe on the highway.

Check out the video:

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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