Where to find sand and sand bags in the Central Okanagan

Work crews arrive to begin remediation work on Gellatly Road, covered by floodwaters.

KELOWNA - Sand and sand bags are available for those needing to protect their property from flood waters.

Sand is available at the corner of Richter Street and Rowcliffe Avenue and at the Cook Street boat launch for residents needing to fill sandbags as water rises in creeks around the region.

West Kelowna residents can find sand and sand bags at Falcon Park on Green Bay Road, Casa Loma Beach Park on Casa Loma Road and Pebble Beach Park at the end of Whitworth Road. If more sand bags are required the city’s parks department can be reached at 778-797-8849.

Residents of the North Westside area can fill sandbags at the Killiney Beach firehall.

People can also find empty sand bags at local fire stations, according to Central Okanagan Emergency Operations.

As waters rise in the region a number of roads have been flooded. Roads currently closed include Busman Road from Shadow Ridge golf course to Heron Road, Gellatly Road between Canyon Ridge subdivisions and Boucherie Road and Westside Road is down to a single lane alternating traffic near the North Westside Firehall.

A flood warning still stands for Mission Creek and Salmon River while high streamflow advisories still stand for the Southern Interior, including Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Merritt and Cache Creek.

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