Poplar Point Drive last night - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Road raised at Poplar Point Drive

City workers raised the road at Poplar Point Drive to stop the flooding of the road

City workers and the B.C. Wildfire Service attended to a flooding situation today at Poplar Point Drive.

The road was previously closed to single lane alternating traffic as workers raised the road to avoid further flooding.

The road was flooded last evening and pumps were on-scene today pumping water back into the lake. Wildfire Service employees could be seen sandbagging the boat launch.

According to the City of Kelowna work is expected to be completed by 7 p.m.

The road is now open to traffic as the wind picked up this afternoon.

According to a Central Okanagan Emergency Operations release, “Environment Canada has forecasted a change in weather with winds expected from 30 to 50 kilometres per hour by Thursday afternoon and will test defenses.

“Property owners on Central Okanagan lakes are encouraged to monitor flood protection measures and bolster if necessary.”

 

Poplar Point Drive after city workers raised the road. - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News