Mission Creek Greenway Underpasses Closed
June 20, 2013 - 9:42 AM
Once again, rising water levels have forced the Regional District to close the Mission Creek Greenway underpass at the Casorso Road and Gordon Drive bridges.
The creek level and flow has risen quickly in light of the heavy steady rain received throughout the area since yesterday and is expected to remain high with more rain in the forecast. Greenway patrons are reminded that the trail on the south side of Mission Creek at the Gordon Drive Bridge is also 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 underpasses 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 continues 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 rain swollen creeks.
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 increased flow from Central Okanagan creeks.
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