LOCAL FLOODING: Roads Update
The RDCK Emergency Operations Centre has released the following update as of late Sunday afternoon.
Pass Creek Road is currently being set up for single lane alternating traffic and traffic was expected to be moving by 7pm Sunday. 24 hour traffic control will be in place at both Pass Creek Road and Broadwater Road until two way traffic is established. Clean up and road repairs will continue into Monday.
Broadwater Road north of Robson has been opened to single lane traffic following a landslide that closed the road Saturday evening between Deer Park and Mclean Road. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure contractors were able to get the road passable for campers at Syringa provincial park and Deer Park residents. Scottie’s Marina was also impacted by the closure.
Slocan Valley West Road will remain closed due to water flowing over the road until further assessment and remediation planning can occur. A flyover of impacted areas throughout the district shows the Slocan River is impacting land bordering its banks and has considerable debris flow, although it has dropped slightly from Saturday night’s peak level.
One resident was evacuated from Picard Road, north and west of Winlaw, under an evacuation order issued earlier Sunday for two homes where low-lying properties border the river. The river is near a 25 year high level currently.
In Crawford Bay, a section of the bank of Crawford Creek is experiencing water overtopping and piping through in places. Work is ongoing and an evacuation alert has been issued for four homes that could be affected if there is a significant breach or failure.
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