FLOOD – Westwold highway-flooding video; Cherry Creek homes evacuated


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.

Campbell Creek flooding in Barnhartvale. (Image: Armchair Mayor)


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1 Comment on FLOOD – Westwold highway-flooding video; Cherry Creek homes evacuated

  1. Why did the TNRD publish addresses of evaced Cherry Creek homes? I’m sure affected people would have been notified in person.

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