Evacuation alert for more than 30 homes near Mamit Lake

By Vanessa Ybarra
May 7, 2017 - 9:12am Updated: May 7, 2017 - 5:08pm

MAMIT LAKE, B.C. — An evacuation alert is in effect for more than 30 properties near Mamit Lake.

According to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Guichon Creek has breached its banks resulting in excess water spewing throughout the region.

There were also concerns damage to the Mamit Lake Dam could further flood areas downstream.

The evacuation alert was issued around 10 p.m. last night.

Properties include

  •  5961 and all residences from 5985 to 6041 Beech Road
  • 125, 229, 251, 351, 356, 374, 390, 411, 440, 443, 456, 465, and 474 Marshall Road
  • 2350, 2358, and 2366 Carrington Street
  • 291, 296, 300, 308, 311, 316, 341, and 420 Merritt-Spences Bridge Hwy 8
  • 310, 311, and 323 Guichon Avenue
  • 357 Gray Avenue.

High water levels damage Mamit Lake Dam