Wet conditions have proven challenging iin Armstrong. (Celena Sandaker photo)

Flooding eases in Armstrong

Recovery activities began Sunday to clear the Smith Drive commercial area of debris and that work will continue

Flooding in most areasof Armstrong has receded and roadways previously closed have been reopened.

Recovery activities began Sunday to clear the Smith Drive commercial area of debris and that work will continue.

“Flooding continues to impact lands in the Okanagan/Patterson/Becker low-lying area. However, those water levels are slowly dropping,” said Melinda Stickney, chief administrative officer.

“The public is requested to stay clear of flooded areas as well as streams and creeks for reasons of safety.”

The city switched the water utility to the well source May 5 due to the high turbidity levels in Fortune Creek. Water conservation efforts are encouraged during this time by all customers receiving water in both the city and Spallumcheen.