Flood concerns lead to evacuation order of Kelowna homes
FILE PHOTO: A utility box underwater on Adams Road May 5, 2017.
(ADAM PROSKIW / iNFOnews.ca)
May 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM
KELOWNA - Evacuation orders have been issued affecting at least 90 multi-family units, four homes and one business in Kelowna.
The properties all lie near Mill Creek. The flooding in the area has also closed a number of roads.
The 11 properties under evacuation order are: 534 and 539 Sutherland Ave.; 1955 and 1915 Pacific Court; 1902, 1936 and 1948 Lindahl Street; 1118, 1122 and 1130 Brookside Avenue and 543 Rowcliffe Ave.
Mill Creek had already creasted its banks yesterday, causing damage to structures on Adams Road.
Central Okanagan Emergency Operations lists eight roads as partially or completely closed:
Ethel Street from Cadder Avenue north to Sutherland Avenue
Sutherland Avenue from Pandosy Street to Richter Street
Buckland Avenue from Marshall Avenue to Ellis Street
Burne Avenue from Richter Street to Ethel Street
Brookside Avenue from Gordon Drive going east and from Wilkinson Street going west
Spencer Road (though there is access through Country Rhodes Estates)
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