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Water levels in creeks around Kamloops drop over weekend

FILE PHOTO: Water flowing over Barnhartvale Road from Campbell Creek, May 8, 2017.
May 15, 2017 - 3:12 PM

KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops says the flow in most streams dropped over the weekend as crews continue to monitor the situation.

City staff and official with the Emergency Operations Centre continue to monitor high water situations around the city, but most water flows dropped over the past couple of days, according to City of Kamloops media release.

The City says efforts in Rayleigh at the Palmer-Forsyth hillside appear to have successfully slowed the slope’s descent to two to four millimetres per a day. It’s still unknown when residents will be allowed to return home.

Design work is starting for the washed out section of Old Highway 5 to repair the damage. Work won’t start until the water levels slow more. B.C. Transit has reworked service so both sides of the closed road will be served.

Water is still running over Barnhartvale Road due to the flooding of Campbell Creek, despite water levels dropping over the weekend, the City says. Once the water levels have receded more crews will asses the situation and figure out when the road can be reopened to the public.

The Thompson Nicola Regional District continue to run the Resiliency Centre out of the Coast Kamloops Hotel in Aberdeen at 1250 Rogers Way. It will be open today, May 15, Wednesday, May 17 and Friday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

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