UPDATE: Johnston Bridge Loop closed due to flooding

The Quesnel River is swelling to the point it might breach its banks

UPDATE:

The Johnston Bridge Loop is closed due to flooding. Residents are advised to take alternative routes.

Original post:

The Quesnel River is creeping up its banks this morning and a large puddle is forming on its north side where the Johnston Bridge Loop is at its closest, blocking off most of a lane.

As of 10:40 a.m., drivers were still able to get by without any issues but the puddle is getting to be the size of a small pond, so it might meet the river itself at some point today.

Commuters are advised to proceed with caution as the day progresses.

To read more about the flooding affecting the district, click here and here.

Our editor, Melanie Law, also took this video of Baker Creek this morning.

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