June 24, 2012
Kamloops, B.C. - Due to active construction of the flood protection Gabion baskets, the Rivers Trail from Westmount to Schubert Drive are closed. The remainder of the Rivers Trail along Schubert Drive is also closed as construction proceeds throughout the night and into Monday. Residents are asked to stay off the Trail and out of the construction area. Schubert Drive from York Avenue to Kent Avenue has also been closed to one lane traffic. Residents are asked to take care and attention in this area.
Residents may wonder why the protective works are not continuous. The flood baskets are being deployed in low lying areas, taking into consideration projected river levels and the existing road and berm elevations.
Residents are also reminded to call 250-828-3461 for flooding information or to request sandbags and sand.
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Tammy Robertson, Information Officer
City of Kamloops