Due to rising water levels, the City of Courtenay has closed Tsolum and Puntledge Roads temporarily, after earlier opening them to traffic, sandbag crews are now at work in the area. Comox Road has been re-opened to traffic, while the Fifth Street Bridge and Dove Creek Bridge are still shut down.

A heads up for residents: do you need sandbags? Sand and bags are available for residential use at the Courtenay Firehall, 650 Cumberland Road. Please bring a shovel and be prepared to fill your own bags. A coordinator will be on-site.

Businesses: any businesses in the affected area that need sandbags should call the City of Courtenay Public Works Yard at 250-338-1525.