Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 19, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down from alert to order. (City of Abbotsford photo)

Evacuation order downgraded for several parts of Abbotsford

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 1, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road downgraded

Several areas in Abbotsford have been downgraded earlier today (Monday, Nov. 22) from an evacuation order to an alert.

Parts of Sumas Prairie north of Highway 1, as well as north of Sumas Way and Whatcom Road were all moved down to alert.

Much of Sumas Prairie south and east of Highway 1 remains under alert.

Residents are allowed to return to homes in those areas, but should be aware that evacuation is possible again if the situation worsens.

As a reminder, an alert is the time to get prepared to leave your home on short notice, pack your bags, your emergency plan and important documents and mementos. Following that, listen to local emergency officials.

An order states for all to leave the area immediately, follow the directions of local emergency officials and evacuate using the route recommended.

For everyone involved with the rescind, it is recommended to fill the gas tank of your personal vehicle and prepare for a minimum of three days of food and essential supplies.

For more information, visit abbotsford.ca.

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