Update: West Kelowna road closed and power out due to flooding

Gellatly Road closed due to flooding

Update, May 5, 9:30 a.m.

Gellatly Road, from the intersection with Witt Road to the intersection with Boucherie Road is closed as BC Hydro conducts emergency relocation of a power pole compromised due to nearby Smith Creek flooding activity.

“Power will be out to area residences and business beginning at approximately noon today for an estimated 12 hours as work is conducted. It is anticipated this outage will affect approximately 6,000 BC Hydro customers,” reads a statement from the City of West Kelowna.

“Gellatly Road is also closed from the entrance of the Gellatly Heritage Park, near the Canyon Ridge subdivision, to the intersection of Gellatly Road Angus Drive. Powers Creek has overflowed its banks and flooded the lake-level road.”

Residents in the area are advised to stay in their homes at this time as emergency personnel assess the situation. Emergency personnel are requesting that people stay away from the area as the situation is assessed.

City personnel are also monitoring flooding events along Smith Creek Road and Hitchner Road in West Kelowna.

More details will be provided as they become available.

May 5, 7:38 a.m.

Gellatly Road is closed from the entrance of the Gellatly Heritage Park, near the Canyon Ridge subdivision, to the intersection of Gellatly Road Angus Drive. Powers Creek has overflowed its banks and flooded the lake-level road.

Residents in the area are advised to stay in their homes at this time as emergency personnel assess the situation. Emergency personnel are requesting that people stay away from the area as the situation is assessed.

City personnel are also monitoring flooding events along Smith Creek Road and Hitchner Road in West Kelowna.

More details will be provided as they become available.