Spallumcheen Flood Update
Spallumcheen also activated a Level 1 Emergency Operation Centre Wednesday due to flooding.
Powerhouse Road is closed to through traffic due to water breaching the road. The location is at the South end of Powerhouse road south of Demorest where Meighan Creek flows under the road via culvert. The Road is expected to remain closed at this time. Other affected roads that are on watch are Eagle Rock Road and Demorest Road.
The EOC was activated because of localized flooding due to spring freshet, and as a result of rain and snowmelt. The Township's Public Works crew will be reviewing different areas in the municipality where there are flooding risks to Township infrastructure.
Please note the following roads are on flood watch, please use caution:
Eagle Rock Road - Water is threatening to breach the road, use caution & report any issues to the Township.
Demorest Road - Culvert water levels rising, use caution & report any issues to the Township.
Anyone who is concerned that water is threatening a structure on their property due to overflowing ditches should contact the Municipal Office at 250-546-3013. If water is not a threat to structures, the Township requests that residents wait for water to naturally dissipate as resources are limited.
The Township of Spallumcheen would like to remind residents that they are responsible for protecting their buildings and properties from flooding. Sandbags are available, at no cost, for self-filling at the Township of Spallumcheen Public Works Yard located at 1511 Eagle Rock Road (bring your own shovel).
It is recommended that residents use caution around creeks and streams, as fast moving water may cause erosion and instability of bank edges.