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UPDATE: Evacuation alert for Clearwater area rescinded

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May 28, 2014 - 7:42 AM

THOMPSON-NICOLA - Some areas near Clearwater remain on flood watch but the evacuation alert put out last night has been rescinded.

The Clearwater River is at a one in 10-year flow level and there was a high risk roads north of Clearwater could flood. While the river went down slightly at the Clearwater Station overnight, heavy rains bringing up to 25 mm are expected today and could result in sudden changes to the water levels.

District Communications Coordinator Mike Garrett says crews were working on opening up a box culvert this morning and thunderstorms are expected to miss the area north of Clearwater.

The alert was issued by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District late Tuesday night and was set to impact people north of Second Creek Canyon at Clearwater Valley Road. About 85 properties were affected by the alert but Garrett notes there are always campers and hikers in the area as well.

Further south the North Thompson River at McLure is under a high streamflow advisory and sits at a one in five year flow level. In Kamloops the river is causing some flooding on properties along the river and the Rivers Trail at the CN Rail Bridge is closed because of high water. Heavy rains are expected throughout the Interior today.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

-This story was updated at 11:20 a.m., May 28.

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