A combination of rain and melting snow left a section of Glenrosa Road and nearby homes flooded Wednesday. (Image Credit: David Ogilvie)

A combination of rain and melting snow left a section of Glenrosa Road and nearby homes flooded Wednesday. (Image Credit: David Ogilvie)

UPDATE: Rain brings floods to West Kelowna neighbourhood

Rain and melting snow are creating a slippery situation

UPDATE: 1:25 p.m.

Record rainfall along with melting snow is being blamed for flooding in Glenrosa.

Rainwater, said West Kelowna engineer manager Rob Hillis, caused the ditches at certain crossroads in the area to fill to capacity.

“Fortunately we had our utilities crews, fire department and road contractor out there working till about 2 a.m.,” said Hillis. “They were able to control the flooding, get the water to where it is suppose to be and basically minimize the damage to residents.”

It’s unclear if the flooding could have been avoided given the amount of rainfall that fell during 24-hour period.

“It looks like the water did exceed the amount the system would be designed for which is typically a 100-year event,” Hillis said.

“We were just fortunate we had crews that worked to do what they could to minimize the damage there.”

Crews remain on site cleaning up and monitoring the situation as well as the weather.

“There are two properties that have had some flooding, I am not sure the details of the private properties but there has been some surface water and debris that has been taken down with the rain on some private properties,” explained Hillis.

The ditch system in the area will need some repairs to ensure it can properly function. Culverts will also be put in place and crews will ensure residents can effectively get to their residences.

Residents with concerns regarding the flooding are asked to call the City of West Kelowna

———-

A combination of rain and melting snow left a section of Glenrosa Road and nearby homes flooded Wednesday.

West Kelowna fire crews arrived to a location near Gates Road around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday to help the situation.

A witness to the mess said a backhoe and an excavator were working in the area cleaning the gravel off the road and that fire crews were using shovels to clear the way.

An excavator was a couple blocks down from Gates road ditching and trying to fix a driveway culvert that was washed out shutting down the driveway to that home.

The flooding was believed to be caused by rain and snow melt coming down the West ditch of Glenrosa Road and above Gates Road.

Just Posted

Central Okanagan Public Schools (File photo)
COVID-19 exposure identified at West Kelowna school

The site of the exposure has been identified as Shannon Lake Elementary School

A West Kelowna man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle collision early on Tuesday morning. (Black Press file photo)
Single vehicle collision seriously injures West Kelowna man

The man was driving a pickup truck that went off the road and caught on fire

(Pixabay photo)
Morning Start: Cheetahs can’t roar

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Teenagers make their way to Truswell Road after a party is broken up by police at the end of Mission Creek (Lorraine Besner/Contributed).
Truswell Road residents concerned about ongoing alleged underage beach parties

Public urination, property damage, drinking and drug usage have become weekly concerns

Voix du Coeur is bringing music to seniors in retirement homes as restrictions slowly start to ease. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Trio sings opera to Okanagan seniors as pandemic restrictions ease

Voix du Coeur travel around the Okanagan to bring the joy of music to seniors for free

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

A new air cleaning technology will be installed at Unisus School in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Virus cleaning pilot set for Unisus School in Summerland

Summerland-based lighting company to install technology at private school

Golden Ears Mountains, captured in May 2021. (Black Press Media files)
2nd year of day passes required for entry into 5 provincial parks launches in B.C.

Pilot program seeks to protect the environment by addressing visitor surges amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Lincoln Mckoen. (YouTube)
Anglican bishop of the central Interior resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

Lincoln Mckoen was elected as a bishop of the Territory of the People region last year

Kelowna artist Bobby Vandenhoorn recently completed mural of late Canadian rock icon and activist Gord Downie now adorns Brenda Dalzell’s Sicamous business, the Bruhn Crossing Urban Market. (Contributed)
Canadian rock legend, activist Gord Downie inspires Sicamous mural

Business owner hopes artwork will help foster ongoing conversations around reconciliation

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)
Tk’emlups preparing for archaeological work at B.C. residential school site where remains found

The 215 graves are, to the band’s knowledge, undocumented deaths for which it is still collecting records

Fans watch the warm-up before Game 6 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens in NHL playoff hockey action Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Montreal. Quebec’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions will allow 2,500 fans to attend the game for the first time in fourteen months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Two-thirds of Canadians say governments shouldn’t lift all COVID-19 restrictions

Poll reports Canadians who gained pandemic weight say they have gained 16 pounds on average

Paul Bernardo is shown in this courtroom sketch during Ontario court proceedings via video link in Napanee, Ont., on October 5, 2018. Teen killer and serial rapist Paul Bernardo is set for a parole hearing today. The designated dangerous offender, has been eligible for full parole for more than three years. Bernardo’s horrific crimes in the 1980s and early 1990s include for kidnapping, torturing and killing Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy near St. Catharines, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Banning
Killer rapist Paul Bernardo faces parole hearing today; victim families opposed

Designated dangerous offender has been eligible for full parole for more than three years.

Most Read