December 11, 2014

Update Thursday, December 11, 8:00 am:

Courtenay Flood Update

The State of Emergency continues today in the City of Courtenay, Thursday, December 11. The City will continue to monitor levels and coordinate flood response with BC Hydro and Emergency Management BC.

The evacuation order for the Puntledge Business District remains in effect until further notice.

The evacuation alert for the wider area adjacent to the Tsolum River, Puntledge River and Courtenay River (within the boundaries of the City of Courtenay) remains in effect until further notice.

The Highway 19A bypass is open, but if conditions change, the Ministry of Transportation may close the bypass again without notice. The Highway 19A bypass is between Ryan Road and the 17th Street Bridge.

The City of Courtenay has received many kind offers of help from residents, businesses, organizations, and 19 Wing Comox. At this time, we are working with Emergency Management BC and several other agencies to deal with the State of Emergency. If at some point we determine volunteers are required, we will certainly ask. The City truly appreciates these offers of support.

Road & Intersection Closures continued from yesterday
An updated road closure map will be posted this morning.

Road Closures

Comox Road CLOSED from Highway 19A bypass (by Kia dealership) to Old Island Highway
Old Island Highway from 5th Street Bridge to Headquarters Rd.
5th Street Bridge CLOSED
Puntledge Road & Tsolum Road CLOSED
Dove Creek Road between Headquarters Road and the Dove Creek Bridge CLOSED
Intersection Closures

Old Island Highway at Headquarters Road
Ryan Road at Highway 19A bypass
Comox Road at Highway 19A bypass
Anderton Road at 5th Street
5th Street at Anderton Avenue
Please obey traffic control signage and/or traffic control personnel. This is important for your personal safety.

Facility Closures
The Lewis Centre is CLOSED again today and programs are cancelled.
The LINC Youth Centre is CLOSED again today and programs are cancelled.
Trail Closures
The Courtenay Riverway / Airpark Walkway is CLOSED
A portion of the Rotary Riverside Trail has been CLOSED since late November due to a slope failure
Caution is recommended alongside ALL local rivers, as river levels are exceptionally high and currents are strong

(photo of evacuation order area)