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Flood warning issued as roads pool with water in Kitimat and Terrace area

A car is caught on a broken Williams Creek bridge. Posted on Facebook Oct 25.
A car is caught on a broken Williams Creek bridge. Posted on Facebook Oct 25.

The River Forecast Centre of B.C. issued a flood warning early for the northern coast of B.C. early Wednesday.

Kitimat, Terrace and Williams Creek were among the areas mentioned in the warning, while 50 people were evacuated from New Remo, southwest of Terrace, at around 2 a.m.

The floods have affected areas of Highway 37, including Rosswood and Lakelse Lake.

Lakefront flooding at Lakelse Lake. 22km south of Terrace
Lakefront flooding at Lakelse Lake. 22km south of Terrace

 

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Flooding at intersection of Egan Rd and Nisga’a Hwy In Rosswood. 40 km north of Terrace
Flooding at intersection of Egan Rd and Nisga’a Hwy In Rosswood. 40 km north of Terrace

 

The heavy rain started late Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday afternoon, water was pooling from Terrace to Big Oliver Creek Bridge, as well as from Kitimat to the junction with Highway 16 in Terrace, according to DriveBC.

The River Forecast Centre will keep monitoring conditions and update the public as necessary.