UPDATE: Whitevale Road reopened following floods near Lumby

Whitevale Road is closed due to flooding. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)Whitevale Road is closed due to flooding. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Lumby campground remains closed as it is flooded. (Village photo)The Lumby campground remains closed as it is flooded. (Village photo)
Lumby residents pitch in to help each other sandbag and protect their homes and properties from flooding. (Cindy King photo)Lumby residents pitch in to help each other sandbag and protect their homes and properties from flooding. (Cindy King photo)

UPDATE June 21:

Whitevale Road has reopened but the community is keeping a close watch on water levels.

Bessette and Duteau creeks rose due to the rains on Sunday.

The Lumby campground remains closed and the Salmon Trail is closed on certain areas impacted by localized flooding.

Sand and sandbags available at three locations: Shields, Faulkner and Quesnel.

“We are continually monitoring the creek water levels as given the uncertainty of the weather and anticipated precipitation, and high creek water levels, the current conditions and response could quickly change,” the Village of Lumby June 20 flood update report reads.

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UPDATE June 20:

Water levels have risen in Lumby following the weekend rain.

Whitevale Road is now closed again two kilometres south of Lumby as it is flooded between Barnes and Bloom roads.

Harris Creek swelled into neighbouring driveways over the weekend.

It was deep enough that ducks were swimming around in driveways.

“The ducks are really enjoying this,” said Penny Treen, who shared a video of the high water on social media.

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ORIGINAL June 17:

Water levels near Lumby are starting to dip while caution continues to be urged.

“This morning we did a tour of the sites and observed that both creek water levels have slightly receded,” Village of Lumby chief administrative officer Tom Kadla said Friday, June 17.

“Bessette Creek has come down slightly more than Duteau Creek.”

Localized flooding continues on Quesnel Road although it has receded. Other private properties located along Bessette and Duteau Creeks are seeing localized flooding

The Salmon Trail is closed in certain areas which area flooded.

Sand and sandbags available at three locations: Shields, Faulkner and Quesnel.

“Alerts stay in place given the weather forecast provided by Environment Canada,” said Kadla.

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