Traffic grinds to a halt during the Nov. 2 morning commute through the Langford area. (Google Maps)

Traffic grinds to a halt during the Nov. 2 morning commute through the Langford area. (Google Maps)

Rain wreaks havoc on Greater Victoria morning commute

Special weather statement warns of more heavy rain, wind on the way

With reports of a stuck truck and cars in the ditch, the morning commute backed up early on Highway 1 southbound headed into Victoria.

At 6:30 a.m., maps showed traffic crawling in the southbound lanes from approximately Leigh Road to the Millstream overpass.

With hail falling early on Nov. 2 and water pooling in areas, drivers are reminded to take caution.

Environment Canada warns of more heavy rain and strong winds for the region on Thursday night and Friday.

Rainfall of 30 to 70 mm is expected, with wind speeds at 40 to 60 km/h, gusting to 80, according to a special weather statement. The latest atmospheric river is expected to bring intensify Thursday night and taper to showers Friday afternoon. These weather events can vary in intensity and impact, with forecasters suggesting this one will be similar to the most recent atmospheric river on Oct. 30.

READ ALSO: More rain for southern B.C., as late October rainfall nears seasonal in some areas


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