Cooler temperatures bring slow melt to Chilliwack freeze

Cooler temperatures and less rain than expected were helping ease threats of localized flooding in Chilliwack Sunday.

Cooler temperatures and less rain than expected were helping ease threats of localized flooding in Chilliwack Sunday.

With a high of only four degrees expected, concerns about a rapid melt after last week’s heavy snowfall have diminished.

Environment Canada has forecast rain for tonight (10 to 20 mm), which will be accompanied by gusting southeast winds.

The City of Chilliwack is reporting few problems as snow clearing continues in the city.

Officials are thanking residents for clearing ice from catch basins to reduce the threat of localized flooding.

Public works has made available sandbags and sand, located in the Townsend Park west parking lot (gravel). It will be open and maintained with materials 24 hours over the weekend.

Clerical staff are answering phones from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Public Works 604-793-2810 to help residents locate catch basin drains and answer questions.

Watch theprogress.com for more information as it becomes available.