June 14, 2014 - 12:33 PM
KELOWNA – The swift and rising water in Mission Creek from the spring runoff and the rain on Friday has forced the closure of the two underpasses on the Mission Creek Greenway.
The trails under the Casorso Road Bridge and south side of the creek at the Gordon Drive Bridge are closed until the water recedes.
Barricades are up and signs have been posted.
It's the second time this spring the underpasses have been closed due to high water.
Pedestrians and cyclists must cross the creek using the bridges.
Bruce Smith with the Regional District of the Central Okanagan is asking drivers to watch out for people crossing the roads while the underpasses are closed.
“Staff are continuing to monitor creek levels along the entire length of the Mission Creek Greenway recreational corridor,” Smith says in a media release. “People are reminded that water levels may rise unexpectedly and they, children and pets should stay safely back from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion from the spring runoff.”
People using the boat launches on Okanagan Lake are advised to watch for floating debris from the runoff.
As well, boaters are asked to keep their speeds down near the shore to reduce wave-action erosion.
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