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Rising water levels prompt closure of quayside boardwalk in New Westminster, B.C.

Heavy rainfall and rising river levels fueling B.C. flood fears
Heavy rainfall and rising river levels fueling B.C. flood fears

Rising river levels are causing concern in New Westminster in B.C.’s Lower Mainland.

The Fraser River is so high it has prompted the city to shut down the wooden quayside boardwalk starting Friday.

British Columbians warned to stay away from riverbanks as concern grows over rising water
British Columbians warned to stay away from riverbanks as concern grows over rising water

The closure is expected to continue until the water levels start to recede.

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The water is expected to rise this weekend, so people are being are being urged to be extra cautious.

Read more: Flooding shuts down Highway 1 near Revelstoke, B.C.

The River Forecast Centre put out a high streamflow advisory for the Fraser in this region.