August 01, 2014 - 11:38 AM
KAMLOOPS – The Billy Miner Trail at Peterson Creek Park has been closed since last week when a flash-flood damaged walkways.
The City is now working to repair the trails and assess the level of damage. Hikers are asked to respect signs and temporary re-routing to existing trails. The access road beside Escape Trail is also closed.
The flash flood hit Kamloops July 23 during a sudden, torrential storm. Managers at the City are estimating repairs to infrastructure will cost $3 million.
"We'll have much more tangible information once that report comes together," manage with the city, Jen Fretz said.
Staff are preparing a report containing an assessment of damages and actual cost. It is expected 80 per cent of the cost will be covered by disaster financial assistance from the province.
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- A date on this story was corrected August 1 at 9:54 pm.
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