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District of Hope closes section of Wardle Street as Fraser River rises

The District is looking at the possibility of installing temporary dyking to hold flood water at bay
The view of the rising Fraser River from Edward Ryder’s partially flooded back yard in Hope. (Edward Ryder photo)

With water in the Fraser River still rising, and flood risk rising with it, the District of Hope is closing off a local street.

A stretch of Wardle Street between Allison Avenue and 7th Avenue has been cordoned off. That section runs parallel to the river bank near the Rotary Nature Trail. A small section of Rupert Street near the boat launch is also off limits as the District considers installing temporary dyking.

In a June 28 post on the District Facebook page, residents in low lying areas are advised to be aware of the rising waters and possible seepage.

The District recommends staying clear of river banks and fast moving water.


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Eric Welsh

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I joined the Chilliwack Progress in 2007, originally hired as a sports reporter.
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