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UPDATE: Armstrong declares state of local emergency due to flooding

Flooded roadways in Armstrong May 5, 2017.
May 06, 2017 - 7:43 AM

ARMSTRONG - Armstrong has declared a state of local emergency in response to flooding.

Significant volumes of water are collecting in low lying areas as a result of heavy rains and snow melt, states a release from the City of Armstrong.

The Askews parking lot is completely flooded with water. There are temporary road closures in place on Smith Drive (between Smith Road and Pleasant Valley Boulevard) and Okanagan Street (between Patterson Avenue and Wolfenden Terrace) due to flooding on the roadways.

Sand and bags are currently available at the Public Works Yard. A second site will be set up across the road from Memorial Park, near the Van Diest Trail access point.

Residents whose homes are impacted by the flooding should call City Hall 250-546-3023.

Red Cross Emergency Support Services are being coordinated for affected residents. Those residents needing assistance should contact 1-888-800-6493. An emergency social services information centre is being set up at the NorVal arena on Park Drive.

As of Saturday morning, May 6, Environment Canada has no further weather alerts for the area.

— This story was corrected and updated at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 to add the location of the emergency social services.

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