A highway camera shows traffic backed up southbound along the Trans-Canada Highway at the Helmcken overpass Oct. 28. (DriveBC)

A highway camera shows traffic backed up southbound along the Trans-Canada Highway at the Helmcken overpass Oct. 28. (DriveBC)

Crashes, pooling water cause morning traffic mayhem

Crashes reported on Highway 1 at Helmcken overpass and Veterans Memorial Parkway ramp

Two crashes on the West Shore and pooling water along roadways slowed traffic around the region early Thursday morning.

Highway cameras showed traffic significantly backed up southbound on the Trans-Canada Highway at the Helmcken overpass where one crash was reported around 7 a.m.

A second one was reported around the same time on the Veterans Memorial Parkway ramp leading onto the Trans-Canada Highway southbound.

Pooling water has also been reported along Gorge Road West between Tillicum and Admirals roads and on Craigflower Road near the Gorge Vale Golf Club.

Road crews were also out at 6:45 a.m., working to address flooding on Island Highway near Adams Place in View Royal.

Greater Victoria remains under a rainfall warning until Thursday evening, according to Environment Canada.

ALSO READ: Heavy rain alert issued for Greater Victoria, Malahat


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