Floods, landslides damage roads in Western Canada

Roads and bridges in parts of Western Canada felt the wrath of huge rainstorms as they lashed the province of British Columbia Monday.

Hundreds of people were also left trapped in their vehicles on a highway in Canada’s western province of British Columbia landslides were triggered in the area.

Rescue helicopters had to conduct multiple runs to evacuate some 275 people, including 50 children, who were stranded on the road near the mountain town of Agassiz.

The rainstorms, which started on Sunday, also prompted the evacuation of another town, after rising waters cut off bridges and forced the waste water treatment plant in the area to close.

Some areas received eight inches of rain - which is usually equivalent to an entire month’s worth.

Roads in the meantime were either covered in mud or 10 inches of water.

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