Mission Creek Greenway Underpasses Closed
May 09, 2013 - 11:07 AM
Rising spring runoff water levels have forced the closure of two underpasses along the Mission Creek Greenway.
The trail under the Casorso Road bridge and on the south side of Mission Creek at the Gordon Drive bridge are closed until further notice.
The Regional District of Central Okanagan urges Greenway users to respect the barricades and signs posted at these locations along the recreational trail as the underpass will remain closed until waters recede.
Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use caution and only cross Casorso Road when it is safe. Motorists are also asked to watch for Greenway users who may be crossing the road in this area while the underpass is closed.
At the present time, Greenway patrons may continue to use the north-side creek underpass at Gordon Drive which remains open. Please note however, that this too could be subject to closure at any time.
Regional Parks staff is continuing to monitor creek levels along the entire length of the Mission Creek Greenway. 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.
Boaters and those using Okanagan Lake boat launches are advised to watch for floating debris that may enter the lake as a result of the runoff.
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