Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
3.5°C

UPDATE: Fast melt brings on flooding fears in Penticton

Image Credit: Shutterstock
February 16, 2017 - 4:02 PM

PENTICTON - The potential threat of flooding to Penticton properties affected by runoff on Campbell Mountain has greatly diminished this afternoon, city communications officer Mark Parker reports.

The large amounts of water seen in the area this morning has since eased off to the point work crews are able to maintain drainage and control the runoff.

Localized flooding was occurring as water flowed through the area’s vineyards and orchards, but it appears there is no longer a risk to private  property, Parker says.

“The City will continue monitoring the situation over the next few days,” Parker says in a release.

City crews are currently on site removing pooled water from Upper Bench Road and will reopen it when safe to do so.

Parker says Upper Bench Road is currently closed to all but local traffic. 

Two properties on Andrew Place did experience some minor flooding today.

- This story was updated at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 to reflect new information from City Hall on the flooding issue.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile