Thursday's massive rainfall has prompted streamflow advisories in the Shuswap.

Streamflow advisories in the Shuswap; check highway closures before travelling

Heavily-traveled portions of several highways in western Alberta are closed due to heavy rain and flooding.

  • Jun. 20, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The rainfall hasn’t just hit the Shuswap, but is affecting plans for Alberta-bound travellers.

Heavily-traveled portions of several highways in western Alberta are closed due to heavy rain and flooding.

Rainfall on the order of 40 to 80 mm has fallen on part of western Alberta in the foothills and Rocky Mountains west of Calgary, Alberta, since Wednesday.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed at Canmore due to flooding. Highway 1A was closed west of Exshaw due to a washout. Highway 40 was closed at Canoe Meadows due to a mudslide.

Back in the Shuswap, the BC River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for the Thompson Region including the North Thompson, Salmon River, Shuswap River, Eagle River and surrounding areas.

Environment Canada says there was 73 millimetres of rain in Enderby during a 24-hour period ending at about 7 a.m. Thursday.

The previous rainfall record for June 19 was 18.5 millimetres in 1913.

The normal rainfall for the entire month of June is 54 millimetres.

For today (Thursday), Environment Canada is calling for 10 to 20 millimetres of rain.

All sports fields in Salmon Arm have been closed by the city due to the wet conditions.

The rain is expected to continue today.

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