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Heavy Rainfall Update & Pemberton Area Closures

Posted on January 30, 2024

The River Forecast Centre is upgrading the High Stream Flow Advisory to a Flood Warning Issued for the Lillooet River and tributaries.

Water levels in the area remain elevated due to the runoff from yesterday's rainfall and snowmelt. The Lillooet River near Pemberton (WSC 08MG005) is currently flowing at 715 cubic meters per second, which is considered a 5-year to 10-year flow rate and is expected to see small additional rises through Tuesday morning and afternoon.

Some areas may begin to experience reduced water flow on Tuesday, however ongoing hazards remain for increased flows on Wednesday and Thursday due to the effects of the last atmospheric river, bringing sustained rainfall and additional snowmelt to the region.

Hwy 99 / Vine Road Intersection 
Significant pooling occurring at the intersection of Highway 99 and Vine Road. Please do not drive through this area, use the Visitor Centre roadway as an alternate route to access Highway 99

One Mile Lake Closure
One Mile Lake boardwalk and park remain closed. Please avoid the area at this time.

Airport Road Closure
Airport Road is closed due to flooding. Please avoid the area at this time. 

Village staff are continuing to monitor and will provide updates on closures as they become available.

Sandbagging Station Available 
A self-serve sandbag station has been set up at Municipal Hall parking lot, located at 7400 Prospect Street (located across from the RCMP station). The self-serve sandbag station is accessible 24-hours. Sand, sandbags and shovels are on site and available to residents – shovels are to remain on site for all residents to use.

All residents are strongly encouraged to subscribe to Pemberton Alert to receive emergency notifications.  

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