Free sand and sandbags being offered amid city cleanup

By Vanessa Ybarra
February 17, 2017 - 2:24pm Updated: February 17, 2017 - 5:33pm

KAMLOOPS — The City of Kamloops says it's over the worst of the flooding clean-up.

Utilites Manager Greg Wightmen says Thursday night's sub-zero temperatures froze flooded water in numerous neighbourhoods, giving crews a chance to get ahead of clean-up efforts.

According to Wightmen, the Brocklehurst and North Shore have been crews main area of focus.

"A lot of the infrastructue out there relies on rock pits and the snow permeating into the ground. We were having some issues with that yesterday, some road flooding, minor property flooding damages and things like that but we're getting well ahead of it now," said Wightmen.

With over 6,500 catch basins in the city, residents are being asked to help clear any catch basins on their streets that have not yet been exposed to ensure the melting snow can reach the drainage infrastructure as intended.

In the meantime, various cire departments are  offering free sand and sandbags for residents still battling high-waters.

Locations include - 

    Fire Station No. 2 - 1578 Tranquille Road
    Fire Station No. 3 - 1625 Valleyview Drive
    Fire Station No. 4 - 615 Porterfield Road
    Fire Station No. 6 - 5300 Dallas Drive

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