Recent wet weather takes toll on Langleys

A footbridge in Walnut Grove and a culvert in Glen Valley were the victims of the intense rainfall that hit Langley on the weekend of Jan. 3 and 4.

On Thursday afternoon, Langley Township announced it had closed access to the pedestrian footbridge behind the Walnut Grove Secondary.

A washout had damaged one of the headwalls. Crews were set to inspect the area on Friday.

Earlier in the week, the Township had to repair a culvert on 264th Street near 60th Avenue.

The replacement took place over Monday and Tuesday, and crews put in a larger culvert in the hope that it won’t happen the next time there’s a big downpour, said Terry Veer, manager of operations for the Township.

“No road washouts this time,” Veer said. “We did have some roads underwater.”

Veer said the cost for the culvert repairs were likely at around $20,000, and funds will come from a budget set up every year to deal with this kind of issue.

The heavy rain was followed by a relatively dry week.

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