UPDATE: Overflowing creeks damage roads in Kamloops

Damage to Old Highway 5 in Heffley Creek.
Image Credit: CONTRIBUTED/City of Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - Crews are busy repairing damage to Kamloops infrastructure as high water continues to cause problems in the area.

Noble Creek in Westsyde and Heffley Creek in the Heffley Creek neighbourhood have both damaged roads and more, according to a press release. The city’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated today, May 6, to coordinate a response.

High water in Heffley Creek caused damage to a culvert under Old Highway 5 and the roadway near the Heffley Creek Store, closing the road. A watermain in the area has also been ruptured and residents in the area may be without water. City, FortisBC and Heffley Creek Water Works District crews are in the area for repairs.

Barhartvale Road has been closed due to Campbell Creek. City crews are pumping water to help deal with the issue and residents are being provinded with sandbags and sand.

Noble Creek in Westsyde overflowed near 6200 Westsyde Road, spilling debris and water onto Westsyde Road. Kinder Morgan crews were able to temporarily repair the creek bank.

As of this afternoon Noble Creek has been returned to its natural course and debris has been cleaned off the road, which is once again open.

— This story was updated at 2:29 p.m. May 6, 2017 with new information from the city of Kamloops.


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