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Rain shuts down Kamloops fields

June 03, 2015 - 10:34 AM

KAMLOOPS - The rain continues to fall after nearly 18 millimetres fell just yesterday and as a result city fields are too wet and have been shut down.

A total of 17.7 mm of rain was recorded at the airport yesterday, June 2, and in an effort to protect the public and the turf, city staff have decided to shut down all city and school district sports fields as of this afternoon until further notice.

Environment Canada is calling for another 10 mm of rain today, Wednesday, June 3, and another five to 10 mm overnight. Periods of rain Thursday morning will be followed by a 60 per cent chance of showers Thursday afternoon. This weekend things should start to dry up, with sun in the forecast and temperatures expected to hit the high 20s on Friday and 36 Celsius by Monday.

The fields will be inspected again Thursday morning and an update on closures is expected by noon on Thursday.

Artificial turf fields at Hillside Stadium, where the B.C. Lions are holding a training camp, will remain open.

For further information call 250-828-3551 or visit www.kamloops.ca or www.facebook.com/cityofkamloops.
 
To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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