Storm Causes Flash Flood in Westsyde

By Chad Harris
July 1, 2015 - 1:00pm Updated: September 29, 2015 - 3:10pm

Residents in Westsyde are struggling to deal with the latest blow from Mother Nature today as a late afternoon storm blew threw the city, creating heavy flooding in the Oak Hills area of Westsyde. Westsyde Road turned into a makeshift river this afternoon as drivers struggled to navigate the water that quickly accumulated from side streets. It appears some homes in the Oak Hills neighbourhood may be dealing with flood issues as a result of the storm. As well, the hillside at the intersection of Westsyde Road and Oak Hills turned into a mudslide as runoff pooled out onto the main road. It's unknown just how extensive damage is to area homes.

The City of Kamloops says residents of the Oak Hills Trailer Park have now been forced to leave due to two to three feet of water and debris that has collected in the neighbourhood. The city has now set up an Emergency Reception Centre at the Interior Savings Centre Parkside Lounge. All residents of the Oak Hills Trailer Park are asked to check in at that location.

The power is reported to be out in the Brocklehurst area and it may be due to the report of lines down near the intersection of Holt and Parkcrest.

Lisa Coldwells says the storms will pass by quickly - and Kamloops will be into sunshine and heat by tomorrow.

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