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Brutal weather turns Victoria site into a swimming pool

Workers have set up a tiny pump
This construction site on Fort Street has become a swimming pool thanks for snow and then heavy rain. (Chris Campbell photo)

The weather in Greater Victoria has brightened up on Wednesday (Dec. 28), but the past weeks have been brutal, to say the least.

From paralyzing snowstorms to a deluge of rain, the local weather has shut down highways and walking paths, as well as disrupting flights out from the airport and ferry sailings.

And now one downtown Victoria construction site has a big problem on its hands - a really wet one.

Pictured is a construction site on Fort Street that has seen it filled up with deep water. Workers have now set up a tiny pump to try to drain the swamp.

It’s too bad that the temperature isn’t dropping again because this would make a special kind of skating rink downtown.

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Chris Campbell

About the Author: Chris Campbell

I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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