Overnight storm causes creek flooding throughout Kamloops area

By James Peters
May 5, 2017 - 9:21am Updated: May 5, 2017 - 11:49am

KAMLOOPS — The overnight rain storm that hit the BC Interior has caused creeks around the Kamloops area to overspill their banks.

Noble Creek in Westsyde is flowing into private properties, though it's not yet known if or how it is impacting homes and structures.

City of Kamloops Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says city crews are on scene, as are crews from Kinder Morgan, whose TransMountain pipeline crosses through the Noble Creek area.

Just west of the city, Cherry Creek has overspilled its banks.

Local resident Kimberly Redman says flooding is happening from the gas station along Highway One all the way down to Gardi Road.

"The Rodeo Drive culverts have washed over the road, and half of Rodeo Drive has eroded away. Beaton Road is under water, and the bridge at the top of Greenstone Road has actually washed out," said Redman.

She notes some homeowners are reporting water in their basements.

Wightman says there is positive news for residents around Campbell Creek in Barnhartvale, which has actually dropped overnight.

"Surprisingly, even despite the weather last night, levels have actually dropped at the Barnhartvale Road culvert. It's dropped about half an inch. And same thing at the Shumway Bridge, it's dropped half an inch, so a little relief for the residents out there. They've done a fantastic job getting their properties protected with all the sandbags and sand we've been providing for them."

Cherry Creek homes hit hard by flooding following rainstorm