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Princeton-Summerland road closed due to washout

The Princeton-Summerland Road was closed due to a washout west of Summerland this morning, April 16, 2018
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April 16, 2018 - 12:34 PM

PENTICTON - Two roads remain closed today following mudslides and washouts in the region.

Drive B.C. is reporting the Princeton - Summerland Road is closed this morning, April 16, due to a washout located one kilometre west of Mountain View Road.

Highway 3A at Yellow Lake also remains closed following a mudslide Friday, with no word on reopening at this time.

Highway 3A at Yellow Lake remains closed today, Monday, April 16, 2018.
Highway 3A at Yellow Lake remains closed today, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Updates are available from Drive B.C.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure media spokesperson Danielle Pope said last week the South Okanagan has had many areas of localized flooding so far this spring, which is not uncommon. However, the combination of high groundwater levels and weather systems bringing rain has led to a higher number of washouts and slides than is normal in a typical season.

Location of washout on the Princeton-Summerland Road.
Location of washout on the Princeton-Summerland Road.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED

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