Elk Valley’s ‘one in 100 year rainfall event’ has passed

Environment Canada has good news for Elk Valley residents – the wild weather has passed.

  • Jun. 21, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Highway 3 just east of Sparwood on Thursday morning looked more like a river.

Highway 3 just east of Sparwood on Thursday morning looked more like a river.

Environment Canada has good news for Elk Valley residents – the wild weather has passed.

Meteorologist Doug Lundquist told The Free Press Friday morning that, although there is still a chance of showers today, the worst of the wild weather has passed.

“You may seem some showers or localised rain in the Elk Valley over the next 12 hours, but it will be short lived,” he said.

“There is still some activity just north of you, but it is pretty close to done.”

Lundquist referred to the rainfall event as a “one in 100 year event.”