Quesnel property destroyed due to flood

The Cariboo Regional District has confirmed the house which had been in jeopardy of sliding into the Cottonwood River, has been dismantled for removal from the site.

The Cariboo Regional District has confirmed the house which had been in jeopardy of sliding into the Cottonwood River, has been dismantled for removal from the site.

According to the BC government online news centre, the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) dismantled the residence in order to reduce environmental impacts.

Fourteen properties remain under evacuation alert while two properties are still under evacuation order. There has been no change in the status of the evacuation alerts and orders for residents of the Quesnel/Hixon Road and Landry Road area on the Cottonwood River.

The Cottonwood River rose six inches overnight and a flood warning has been issued for the Cottonwood River by the River Forecast Centre.

Residents are reminded to use extreme caution at this time of year near on or around waterways as a result of elevated water levels and rapid currents. Rivers, streams and creeks throughout the Region are swollen and should be considered hazardous as warm temperatures this weekend could see increased flows.

Further information will be available as the situation develops. For all inquiries, visit the CRD online at www.cariboord.bc.ca or call the Emergency Operations Centre at 250-398-5117. Current information is also available from the BC Government online news centre at  www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/emergencyinfobc/