Highway 3 closed east of Princeton as a foot of water floods the roadway – Penticton News

Hwy 3 closed by flood

Highway 3 is closed east of Princeton as the water overcomes the road between the town and Hedley.

A Princeton resident has for the second time evacuated his property about 12 miles east of the city.

“[Water] coming into my property right now, “Marcie Roberts said.” We left last night because we knew this was coming. “

DriveBC reports flooding between Taylor Way and Old Hedley Road. An assessment is underway.

A light vehicle detour is accessible via Old Hedley Road, but there is no commercial vehicle detour. A travel guide has previously been issued through the area.

Roberts said their family decided to go early this time in hopes of avoiding going through waist-deep water again to get out.

“When we left with the three cats, three dogs and I have three children living with me. We had to pull all the dogs and out in a boat. “

Her property remains in evacuation readiness at present, not an order.

Roberts came back to grab a few things from her home Wednesday morning when she noticed the foot of water already across the highway.

She shared the photo and information to social media in hopes of letting drivers know they need to be careful and steer clear of the area if they can.

“The biggest frustration is because RDOS has not put us on evacuation orders, we are not qualified for any kind of assistance. And that happened to all of us residents two weeks ago when the big flood came. We were not on evacuation orders. So we were not eligible for any assistance. “

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