April 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Updated: April 18, 2017 1:06 am

Culvert bursts, sending water onto highway in Peachland

Mud and debris flowed onto Highway 97 in Peachland Monday.

Shelby Thom/ Global Okanagan

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews along with members of the Peachland Fire Department diverted water that had sent mud and debris onto Highway 97 Monday afternoon.

The small mud slide happened around 4 p.m. north of Princeton Avenue.

A private culvert had burst above the highway.

As water flowed down the hillside, it washed the mud onto the highway.

Crews created a series of diversions with rocks along the hillside to guide the water into ditches.

Traffic was slowed, but not brought to a standstill.

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