Flooding tackled

Flooding tackled

City of Vernon crews have been attempting to make temporary road repairs to the flooded section of 48th Avenue near Highway 97.

  • May. 19, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Over the last few days, City of Vernon crews have been attempting to make temporary road repairs to the flooded section of 48th Avenue near Highway 97.

The flooded road is a result of high water levels in BX Creek below Swan Lake. Flooding on 48th Avenue is expected to continue until water levels in the creek recede.

“The city will be taking steps toward a long-term solution when the threat of flooding in Vernon has passed,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, communications officer.

“Motorists are advised to slow down and obey construction signage.”

In other matters, the stormwater outfall pipe that was floating in Okanagan Lake near Adventure Bay is now safely at the bottom of the lake.

According to the city, the pipe surfaced Thursday as a result of air being trapped in the pipe following heavy rain falls.

“Contract diving crews have inspected the pipe and city staff will be developing a long-term solution to address this issue,” said Laing Gahr.