Abbotsford – Crews continue to make progress repairing the Sumas Dyke between Marion Road and Number 4 Road. The western part of the “bowl” gas seen a drop but the eastern section near Yarrow/Highway 1/Vedder Canal is still rising. Some 250 cows remain in peril.
Mayor Braun choked up with emotion as he noted that the raising of the flood gates has relieved some pressure.
The next weather event heading for the area by Tuesday/Wednesday is of concern. If the rain moves north or slows down off the coast, that will buy time for dyke repair.
Photos and some video of this work is available for download and use here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zr3em525grjgnbb/AACJbkuLuWJQQPZ45MOd8MN3a?dl=0.
NOON Nov 20 — View the updated list of re-opened roads in Abbotsford at https://www.abbotsford.ca/…/evacuation-order-and-alerts…Current list of re-opened roads include:-0 Avenue-Bell Rd – Page Rd to Harris Rd-Cranberry Court-Dawson and Emerson-Gladwin Rd – Downes to Townshipline-Gladwin Rd. S of King Rd. -Gladys Underpass-Harris Rd – Mt.Lehman to Ross-Hwy 11: Hwy 1 – Sumas Border-Huntingdon Rd & Lefeuvre Rd.-Livingstone Avenue-Lonzo Road & Vedder Way-Old Clayburn Road, Mckee Drive & Mt. Blanchard Drive-Riverside Road: King Road to Hwy 11-Riverside Road at Matsqui Park (Fore to Beaton)