Heavy rain and rain-on-snow is here until Thursday – hello Pineapple Express
Environment Canada and the BC River Forecast Centre advise that an extreme weather event (heavy rain, rain-on-snow) is expected to bring up to 60-80mm of rain by Thursday to Pemberton and Area, in conjunction with rising freezing levels to above 3000m.
High streamflows are expected on the Lillooet River with rising levels also expected on the Squamish and Stawamus Rivers.
Overland flooding is possible in low lying areas and extra caution should be taken when travelling due to heavy downpours and water pooling on roads.
Exercise high caution near riverbanks and streams and avoid these areas where possible as water levels and bank stability can change suddenly.
Village of Pemberton residents experiencing flooding are asked to contact the Village Office at 604.894.6135. Please monitor the Village of Pemberton
website for updates.
The SLRD Emergency Program
is working with its member municipality and First Nations partners to monitor for impacts, and may activate an Emergency Operations Centre if required.
SLRD residents experiencing flooding are asked to contact SLRD Emergency Program Manager, Ryan Wainwright:
reported that the Duffey Lake Road will close 8am – 10am Wednesday for avalanche control.