Evacuation alerts have been issued for six more properties near the Hawkes Creek crossing on the Likely Road.
That brings the total up to more than 10 alerts in that area, plus an order for one property that has already been vacated.
The Cariboo Regional District issued the new alerts early Sunday afternoon and communications manager Chris Keam said the alerts come in anticipation of further flooding in the area.
Alerts are put in place to give residents time to prepare should evacuation be required.
Residents are encouraged to visit the CRD emergency operations Facebook page.
“We also continue to focus on Borland Creek and the San Jose River with information from the BC River Forecast Centre,” Keam said.
Drive BC is reporting the following road closures for the Central Cariboo as of Sunday, April 26 at 1 a.m.
Beaver Valley Road at the eight kilometre mark
Gravel Creek Road
Mission Road – 1.5 km southwest off Highway 97
Mile 108 Horsefly Road where it is washed out at three kilometre at Moon Creek
Redstone-Chezacut Road at the 40 km mark
Mountain House Road – closed at Hawkes Creek Bridge with alternate access through both ends of road
Jacobson Road – closed at the 10 km mark due to washout with no alternate route
Pigeon Road – closed 100 m west of bridgem, with a detour available by pilot vehicle
Bells Lake Road – closed in three locations – at 3 km, 7.5 km and 10 km
Valley Road (off Horsefly)
Anaham’s Meadow Road – at the 8 km mark near Alexis Creek
Knife Creek Road – at the 10 km and 13 km mark
Bayliff Road – at Chilko-Newton intersection
Branch Drive – north end
Likely Road – at Hawkes Creek
South Telford Road
Soda Creek Road – at 15 km mark
In the event of an evacuation, residents are asked not shut off natural gas.
Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca/EOC. For more information contact the CRD’s emergency information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily).
Residents are encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding Evacuation Alerts and Orders: member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612292#/signup.
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