Evacuation order lifted as levels remain stable

Chilliwack's new bike park at Island 22, currently under construction, was under water on Friday.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS

The evacuation order for three properties at Carey Point in Chilliwack is being lifted.

It was issued by city officials a week ago when freshet waters started spilling into the unprotected floodplain, affecting more than 40 properties.

"All residents on properties located outside the protected dyke area remain on Evacuation Alert and must be prepared to evacuate at short notice if required," said the city spokesperson.

The BC River Forecast Centre’s high stream flow advisory for the lower Fraser River remains in effect and the riverbanks are still considered "very unstable" and therefore pose a risk to the public.

"Please protect your personal safety and continue to avoid these areas."

Once the latest pulse of water coming down the river has passed, levels are expected to recede towards the end of the weekend, and into next week. As long as there is no severe rain or hot weather, levels should continue dropping for the rest of freshet season.

Road closures still in effect include Ballam Road east of Kitchen Road, and east of McDonald/west of McSween, and McSween Rd (Peg Leg) north of Ballam Road, and Gill Road closed at dyke due to flooding.

A partial road closure is still in effect for Young Road near Tower Road with one lane open.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Arrests of pipeline protesters in Burnaby signal start of long battle
Red kettle campaign brings sound of Christmas to Chilliwack
RCMP members recognized for bravery
Chilliwack hillsides plan takes servicing into account
McCammon kids in Chilliwack get breakfast covered
Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey
Woman killed in Newton home

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.