A portion of Yarrow was still under water Wednesday (Nov. 24) following last week’s torrential downpour which caused catastrophic flooding in the area.
Chilliwack mayor Ken Popove toured a stretch of Boundary Road near No. 5 Road on Monday (Nov. 22) and again on Wednesday (Nov. 24). The water had receded “quite a bit” within those 48 hours in that area, he said.
Nine properties in Yarrow were still on evacuation order Thursday (Nov. 25) and some could still be seen under water Wednesday.
Popove also visited Vedder Mountain Road both Monday and Wednesday where five mudslides recently came down across the road. The largest one, located about 300 metres west of the roundabout at Vedder Mountain and Cultus Lake roads, is currently being repaired. Vedder Mountain Road is estimated to open on Saturday, Nov. 27.
The following list is from the city’s Flood Watch Warning and Closures page, as of Thursday, Nov. 25:
Keith Wilson Road: open; no access to Abbotsford.
Vedder Mountain Road: estimated to reopen Saturday, Nov. 27.
Elk View Road: closed from Ryder Lake Road intersection (at three-way stop) to the second Ryder Lake Road.
Bowman Road: closed.
Majuba Hill Road: open to local traffic only; single lane traffic (expect delays).
Marble Hill Road at Ramsay: open to local traffic only.
Karson Road and Robinson Road: open to local traffic only; single lane alternating; expect long delays.