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Emergency work planned for dike along South Thompson River in Kamloops

A swollen South Thompson River winds alongside Highway 1 through the Valleyview area.
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March 31, 2017 - 4:16 PM

KAMLOOPS - A local state of emergency has been declared by the City of Kamloops to repair a section of damaged dike along the South Thompson River.

The section of dike along the western end of Thompson Drive in Valleyview needs immediate repairs before the river rises in the coming weeks as snow melts and rain arrives, according to a press release from the city.

A Declaration of State of Local Emergency has been declared so the city can access provincial money for the repair, according to public works director Jenn Fretz.

"The declaration is a procedural step to allow this preventative work to take place," Fretz says in the release. "The City is working in cooperation with the province."

Work will start immediately and last roughly three weeks.

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