Evacuation alert issued, flooding closes east end of Cambie Solsqua Road

An evacuation alert has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for the area near Sims Creek.

  • Jun. 7, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Ricky McLain doesn't let the washout at the east end of Cambie Solsqua Road deter his bike ride Thursday.

An evacuation alert has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for the area near Sims Creek, near Malakwa.

Recent excessive rainfall has the creek flowing exceedingly high with heavy mud content and log debris. The build-up of debris could cause Sims Creek to overflow its bank.

“Because of the potential danger to life and health, the regional district has issued an evacuation alert for the area of Sundance Road and that portion of Cambie Solsqua Road between Payne Road and including 2048 Cambie Solsqua Road,” reads the notice.

An evacuation alert requires residents to be ready to leave their homes on extremely short notice, if required.

Continued rainfall has also clogged culverts and created a washout on the east end of the Cambie Solsqua Road.

The problems began last evening, but have worsened since.

Sandbagging efforts are expected to get underway later today, but it is not known when the road might be re-opened to traffic.

More to come.



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