Evacuation Orders Remain in Place as Fraser River Slowly Recedes
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:37 PM
By Christina Doll
Prince George, B.C.
There has not been much change in the flooding forecast for Prince George or expected adverse weather conditions.
After peaking at 10.02 metres on Wednesday, the Fraser River has dropped to 9.8 metres.
BC River Forecast Centre spokesman Dave Campbell says the river will recede a bit more before rising again on Monday.
"We are expecting to see another pulse of water so that's going to mean a bit of a drop right now in the Upper Fraser at Prince George, but we could see another surge there and then we'll see another pulse of water working its way down to the Lower Mainland."
The City's Chris Bone says 18 evacuation orders for Farrell Street and Regent Crescent homes remain in place.
"We have worked with Emergency Management British Columbia to ensure that our Evacuation Support Program, which provides emergency accomodation and food for those on order, remains in place."
Access to the South Fort George area is still restricted and Cottonwood and Paddlewheel Parks are still closed.
Upper Fraser Road near the Hansard Bridge has been reopened, but water remains on the east bound lane.