Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bulkley River flooding results in evacuations in Smithers

An ice jam on the Bulkley River overnight forced the quick evacuation of four families to downtown hotels in Smithers.

As the jam occurred in the early morning hours, the water rose quickly flowing over the banks of the Bulkley River and resulting in the need for the fast evacuations.

The high water has affected several homes in a Smithers subdivision, but is not causing any worries in the downtown area.
April 26-- CBC News- Flooding hits Northern B. C. town
April 26-- 1130 News- People near Smithers evacuated over flood fears
April 25-- CTVBC News- Smithers faces state of emergency over ice jam

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