UPDATE: TNRD evacuation alert rescinded to all clear

Previous evacuation orders are still in effect

A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.

A previous evacuation alert has been updated to all clear. Evacuation orders in electoral areas “I” and “N” are still in place.

Update: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17

The evacuation alerts in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District for parts of electoral areas “I,” “N,” and “M,” extending along the Highway 1/97 corridor from 16 Mile north of Cache Creek to just south of Kanaka Bar in the Fraser Canyon, have been rescinded to all clear, as of Nov. 17 at 12:28 p.m.

“The threat of flooding for most properties in those areas no longer pose a an imminent risk to the safety of residents,” the notice from the TNRD reads.

All evacuation orders in the area for several properties in electoral areas “N” and “I” remain in place. The order continues to affect the following properties: 872-933 Brookmere Station Road, 905-920 Caboose Lane 9, 5541-5633 Coldwater Rd., 5135-5147 Conductor Way, 5120-5132 Engineer Ave., 5105-5152 Railway Dr., 852-1016 Roundhouse Dr., 3120 Coldwater Rd., 973 Neilson St., 4900-5240 Dot Ranch Cut-Off Rd., 4141 FX Ranch Rd., 5260-5580 Manning Creek FSR, 5256-10320 Merritt-Spences Bridge Hwy 8.

The TNRD recommends staying with friends or family if you have been evacuated.

Emergency Support Services for evacuees from electoral area “N” can report to the Emergency Support Services centre in Kamloops at 1655 Island Parkway and from electoral area “I” are to report to the Kelowna centre at 1800 Parkinson Way.

Those who wish to self-register can do so ahead of time using the Evacuee Registration & Assistance Tool or calling the info line at 1-800-585-9559.

Earlier:

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has declared a state of local emergency in Electoral area “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley-South) and upgraded an evacuation alert to order late Monday, Nov. 15, as rain and flooding continue to batter the province.

An evacuation order has been issued to several properties due to flooding in the area that is threatening structures and the safety of residents. The order affects the following properties: 872-933 Brookmere Station Road, 905-920 Caboose Lane 9, 5541-5633 Coldwater Rd., 5135-5147 Conductor Way, 5120-5132 Engineer Ave., 5105-5152 Railway Dr., 852-1016 Roundhouse Dr., 3120 Coldwater Rd. and 973 Neilson St.

The TNRD stresses those in the area are to leave immediately. Those requiring Emergency Support Services can report to the Kamloops ESS centre at McArthur Island Support Centre, 1655 Island Parkway.

Properties in Electoral areas I and M remain on evacuation alert at this time.

Original story:

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) has issued an evacuation alert for parts of electoral areas “I”, “M”, and “N” extending along the Highway 1/97 corridor from 16 Mile north of Cache Creek to just south of Kanaka Bar in the Fraser Canyon.

The evacuation alert does not include the municipalities of Cache Creek and Ashcroft, but does include unincorporated communities such as Spences Bridge and Walhachin.

The alert was issued late on Monday morning (Nov. 15) in response to heavy rainfall throughout the region. The TNRD has also issued an evacuation alert for a large area of the regional district around Merritt, while the entire City of Merritt is now on evacuation order.

Residents in the area covered by the evacuation alert should prepare to leave their properties should the situation worsen, according to the alert, which cites “imminent threat to people and property.”

Up-to-date information on the current emergency can be found at www.tnrd.ca.



melissa.smalley@100milefreepress.net

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