The first storm of the season came a little early this year, but left little damage around the Langleys.
Rain started Friday and intensified Saturday, with waves of heavy downpours taking place on and off all day. On Sunday there was more rain and some areas experienced high winds, although the worst of the windstorms passed Langley by.
The biggest damage seems to have been the washout of portion of the 2900 block of 232nd Street.
The washout was located near where work was just wrapping up on a new culvert installation, said Terry Veer, manager of roads and drainage for Langley Township.
The contractor was expected to come back and repair the damage, said Veer. While work was underway, the road was closed.
Neighbour David Wright was upset that the road had failed just after it was closed down for almost a month, from mid-August to mid-September.
He and his neighbours were worried about the quality of the road repairs.
This is the second time in recent years there has been major road work at that low point, with the last work done around three to four years ago, Wright said.
Veer said there were no other washouts or serious problems with roads around the Township, as otherwise ditches and the ground had enough capacity to absorb the rain. Several areas had power failures, with between five and 100 properties going dark in various areas on Sunday, mostly due to falling trees. BC Hydro reported most back on by Monday morning.
The rain also soaked out a number of community events on the weekend. The Community Living Day events in Douglas Park shut down early, shortly after noon, as participants were huddled under tents.
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