Heavy rains and high winds have created chaos on Vancouver Island as the latest B.C. storm struck in full force on Monday morning.
Residents across Vancouver Island experienced power outages, flooding and road closures, among other challenges, as the weather overwhelmed multiple communities.
Along with major roads such as Highway 1 shutting down, Emcon Service and the Province of BC are asking drivers to stay safe by avoiding the roads if they can.
Residents took to social media to share some of the havoc caused by the latest storm, showcasing imagery that is not often seen on Vancouver Island.
Below is a collection of scenes that have been caused by the ongoing adverse weather.
**CLOSED** #BCHwy1 #Malahat NB closed due to road/bank instability. Closure to be set up at Westshore Pkwy and will continue until the safery of the road can be assessed. #yyjtraffic @DriveBC @DriveBC_VI pic.twitter.com/0hoGy8EJP2
— Emcon Services Inc., South Island Division (@EmconSouthVI) November 15, 2021
— Dean Stoltz (@deanstoltzchek) November 15, 2021
— Elle Peah …- – -… (@ouroborosage) November 15, 2021
We will be closing access to Mt. Doug Parkway in all directions until flooding subsides.
Ash Rd at Durling Pl
Shelbourne St at Cedar Hill Rd
Blenkinsop Rd at Cordova Bay Rd
— District of Saanich (@saanich) November 15, 2021
— Wildergarden (@WildergardenBC) November 15, 2021
About 11:15, still raging in King’s Park. pic.twitter.com/jah9AXtB77
— Mary Griffin (@Mary_Griffin_) November 15, 2021
Photo: anonymous pic.twitter.com/s7tXreTaNK
— Charles Bodi – 'Community Inclusion Manager' (@CharlesBodi) November 15, 2021
This is why TCH is closed for kilometres at Chemainus. Motorist took this at 7:30 a.m. and water was already gushing through concrete barriers. Waters risen rapidly since & with tide not till 2, motorists are bracing for it to be closed till tonight. @CHEK_News #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/4hnTmfMqhX
— Skye Ryan (@SkyeRyanCHEK) November 15, 2021
#Cowichanriver getting dangerously close to top of dykes in East Duncan. #bcflood #climatechange. If these levees hadn't been built post 2007 flood, much would be underwater… pic.twitter.com/YNGxx35P5D
— Jacob Salmen-Hartley (@JSalmenHartley) November 15, 2021
— Kendall Hanson (@Kendall_Hanson) November 15, 2021
— Dean Stoltz (@deanstoltzchek) November 14, 2021
#tch1 currently in the Mt. Sicker area, Southern Vancouver Island. Travel is not recommended. Crews are dealing with an abundance of emergency sites. Stalled vehicles, trapped vehicles and such will unnecessarily tie up valuable resources. Stay connected to @drivebc for updates. pic.twitter.com/X71yfheHxv
— Emcon Services Inc., BC Division (@EmconServicesBC) November 15, 2021
Rain is easing but now the wind is really starting to pick up. With the ground so saturated, trees are much more likely to be uprooted. That’s the concern now.💨 Stay safe! #BCStorm #bcflood #vancouverisland #wind #Bcwx #weather @CHEK_News @CHEK_media #yyj #oakbay pic.twitter.com/QA42hmPJFX
— Tess van Straaten (@tessvanstraaten) November 15, 2021
Please Share: Try to avoid travel on #VancouverIsland #BChwy14 and #BCHwy1 right now. Heavy rain has impacted the roadways including the #Malahat
Here are the @DriveBC major events (in red text): https://t.co/GiQzSpjUi9 pic.twitter.com/ErgFzt3CIo
— BC Transportation (@TranBC) November 15, 2021
Flooding at 4095 Homestead Way in Ladysmith – Courtesy of Jerri Briggs