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Flooding issues continue in the South Okanagan, Similkameen

A section of shoulder on White Lake Road, about a kilometre south of Highway 97 gave way following heavy rains in the past week. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen reports flooding issues throughout the regional district over the weekend.

PENTICTON - The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre reports localized flooding in many parts of the South Okanagan and Similkameen.

In the Summerland area, localized flooding is occurring along Fish Lake Road near Faulder over the weekend, according to a media release. Affected residents have received sand bags.

Several roads in the Chute Creek area above Naramata have become impassible due to flooding.

The Chute Lake portion of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail has also been affected, and is not recommended for use at this time.

Glenfir Road is closed, as is Chute Lake Road, with barriers in place

The road to Indian Rock has been repaired and evacuees can return to their homes.

In the Oliver area, shoring work on Testalinden Creek continues on the south bank of the creek, with heavy equipment in use.

McKinney Road and Road 9 continues to see localized flooding. Sandbags have been supplied to residents.

Fairview Road is closed, with barriers in place. Access to properties along the road is via Cawston.

In Keremeos, the fire department continues to deliver sandbags.

Missezula Lake is experiencing localized flooding with sandbags being provided by the Town of Princeton.  Sandbags are available at the beach as well.

Lee Creek is being sandbagged in the Osprey Lake area. Sand and sandbags are available at the Erris and Hayes fire halls.

Water levels were stable in the Tulameen, Otter Lake and Otter Creek areas overnight Saturday, May 6, but flooding continues to affect more than 30 homes in the area.

Sandbags are available at the Tulameen Fire Hall.

The regional district has offered assistance to local First Nations as well.

If you require sandbags, call the Emergency Operations Centre at 250-492-0237, or toll free at 1-800-610-3737.

For after hours emergencies, call the Provincial Emergency Program at 1-800-663-3456.

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