Local state of emergency issued in Chetwynd

Photos from Chetwynd - Peace FM

CHETWYND, B.C. – The District of Chetwynd has declared a local state of emergency within the District of Chetwynd because of the heavy rainfall.

According to Environment Canada, 79 mm has fallen in the District since noon Wednesday.  The forecast still calls for another 30 to 50 mm of rain in the next 24 hours.

“We all need to take measures to ensure our families, structures and livestock are safe at this time.” stated Mayor Merlin Nichols.  The District will provide sandbags at the Public Works yard and will update the District website as new information becomes available.  Their website is www.gochetwynd.com

Road Closure in Chetwynd

The following road will be closed until further notice:  50th Street from 7-11 to Northern Lights College.

Road Closure in Chetwynd
Road Closure in Chetwynd

Photos from Chetwynd

2011 Flood

It is almost 5 years to the day of the last major flood in Chetwynd.  In June 2011, the community suffered serious damage after record rainfall hit the community and the entire North Peace.  Here is a video of the damage from 2011 courtesy of Peace FM.