Evacuation alerts issued for areas in Abbotsford

EVACUATION alerts were issued on Sunday night by the City of Abbotsford Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for the following areas:

* Clayburn Area: Clayburn Village and surrounding area
* Eagle Mountain Areas: Cranberry Court, Briarwood Place, Doneagle Place
* Ten Oaks: Mount Blanchard Court, Mount Blanchard Drive and Old Clayburn Road
* Sumas Prairie: Westside of Whatcom Road, East of Huntington Village, Southside of Vye Road
* Straiton Areas: Dawson Road East of Sumas Mountain Road
The City of Abbotsford said the City is currently experiencing heavy rainfall that has resulted in several localized emergencies. Various small mud slides and localized flooding have occurred in many areas within the City. Currently no injuries have been reported. All City resources are currently engaged in mitigating these emergencies including Abbotsford Police, Fire Rescue, Engineering and Public works.

Reception Centre for Displaced Residents
The City of Abbotsford’s Emergency Support Services (ESS) has set-up a Reception Centre located at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) 2499 McMillan Road for any residents displaced due to the flooding and/or landslide events currently occurring in the City. If you are unable to return home or have been evacuated from your home you can go to the Abbotsford Recreation Centre for assistance and shelter.

Roads closed due to flooding and/or mudslides:
Wright Street between Clayburn and Bateman
Gladwin Street between Downes and Townshipline Road
Dawson East of Sumas Mountain Road
Whatcom between Westview and Sandringham
Cranberry Court
Briarwood Place
Lonzo Road at Vedder
Mckee Road at Clayburn Crescent East of Auguston
South Fraser Way at Fishtrap Creek
Bates and Ohland area
Majuba Hill across Railway
“Please avoid these areas if possible. Please do not attempt to travel past any of these closures. If you do not need to leave your home, please stay home,” the City said.