Storm causes boil water advisory in the Comox Valley

Storm causes boil water advisory in the Comox Valley

WATCH: High turbidity levels in the Comox Lake Reservoir resulted in boil water advisory for 45,000 residents on Sunday. Dean Stoltz reports.

Heavy rain that fell in the Comox Valley this weekend has resulted in a boil water advisory for people in the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.

The boil water notice does not affect residents in the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Sandwick water system users, or those connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply system.

One hundred and forty-four millimetres of rain fell in the Upper Puntledge Watershed Saturday and Sunday.

The rain also caused localized flooding on roads and highways.

A washout Sunday afternoon reduced Highway 19A just north of Cook Creek to one lane.

Rainfall and wind warnings were posted for parts of Vancouver Island Sunday. The wind resulted in several BC Ferries sailing cancellations.

It was even warm enough to rain on the lower slopes of Mount Washington.

The resort has received more than a metre and a half snow so far in November and officials say the rain will help create a solid base before operations begin on Dec. 8.

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