Emergency crews were kept busy today (May 5, 2017) trying to keep roads and highways open as creeks and rivers over-ran their banks and drainage culverts, creating problems for property owners and travellers.
This Armchair Mayor video shows the highway just south of Westwold as traffic made its way through a long stretch at about 7:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Thompson Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation order for several properties in Cherry Creek due to “danger to life and health and the flooding of properties.”
A reception centre was set up for residents impacted by the order. An evacuation alert for other properties was expected this evening as well.