WATCH: Roaring waters under the bridge at Nanoose Creek.
11:35 a.m. – Flooding has caused the closure of Cowichan Bay Road.
A car has been marooned on the flooded road after someone tried to drive through it.
Fire crews, including a fire boat, and RCMP are responding. No one is believed to be inside.
Motorists should expect to take alternate routes if travelling in that area.
10:00 a.m. – Slushy and slippery conditions are being reported for some roads on Vancouver Island.
Just after 8:30 a.m., Drive BC said those conditions were on Head Bay road for 65 kilometres between Tahsis and Gold River.
Also slippery and slushy on Highway 28 between Gold River and Buttle Narrows.
Compact snow is also reported on Mt. Washington Road to the Highway 19 junction.
Highway 4 from Ucluelet to the Sutton Pass Summit is also report slushy conditions, with heavy rain causing water pooling on many sections of the highway.
Water had been seen flooding Northwest Bay Road in Nanoose Bay near Rustad Rake Farm.
The flooding has stopped, but water levels remain high in Nanoose Creek.
Original story – Heavy rain overnight on Vancouver Island is causing Drive B.C. to warn about water pooling on many highways.
A resident emailed CHEK News Wednesday morning saying the river is flowing over Northwest Bay Rd in Nanoose Bay near the Rusted Rake Farm.
Drive B.C. says a detour is in effect for Cowichan Bay Road via Tzouhalem Road and the Trans-Canada Highway south of Duncan.
Highway 19 in both directions from Nanaimo to Campbell River has reports of water pooling, along with 19A between Courtenay to South of Parksville.
Water pooling is happening in both directions for a 40 kilometre stretch on Highway 28 from Buttle Narrows to Campbell River.
Sections all over Highway 4 are also affected by the rain in areas around Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.