A section of the Mission Creek Greenway has been closed due to the rapid rise in the water level and flow of Mission Creek.
Regional District Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Until conditions return to a safe level and it’s safe for our staff to assess trail conditions, the complete Phase 2 section of the Greenway corridor is closed from the Hollywood Road south entrance of Scenic Canyon Regional Park to the end of the trail off Field Road.
“The north creek-side section of the Greenway along Phase 1 from Lakeshore Road through Mission Creek Regional Park is still open but we’re urging people to use extreme caution and keep away from the banks due to the rise in water levels and increased flow resulting from the recent rainfall.
“In light of the rising water levels along Phase 2 and continued forecast of rain we’re concerned for public safety because of the unpredictability of the creek. There’s the potential for further rapid increases in water flows and levels and erosion of the banks.”
This morning, for the fourth time this spring, rising waters forced the closure of the Greenway trail underpass at the Casorso Road bridge and the south side of the Gordon Drive bridge.
Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use caution and only cross Casorso Road when it is safe. Motorists are also asked to watch for Greenway users who may be crossing the road in this area while the underpass is closed, said Smith.