Flooding easing across B.C. as weather dries up
A boy rides his bike along a flooded street in Sicamous, B.C. Monday, June 25, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Published Sunday, July 1, 2012 8:43PM EDT
VANCOUVER -- Flooding is easing across British Columbia as the weather dries up and snow packs melt at a slower rate.
Environment Canada says major waterways, such as the Fraser River, have receded.
But floods are still affecting some areas throughout the province, such as Highway 97A near Sicamous, which remains closed in both directions.
An evacuation order for a subdivision in Sicamous has been lifted and residents are returning to their homes.
In areas of Shuswap, where the water has receded, logs and other debris are clogging roadways which had been flooded in recent days.
Both the Lytton and Big Bar ferries across the Upper Fraser River have suspended service due to the high water levels.