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Localized flooding on Nechako…

Nechako River at Cottonwood Island Park on Sunday Jan 7, 2018. PJXM News PHOTO

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: City crews assisted homeowners on Morning Place in Prince George overnight and throughout today, as shifting ice on the Nechako River caused water to flow onto some properties and affect four homes…

Sandbags and pumps have been installed, and river levels appeared to be declining through the afternoon. The high levels of water in the river are also affecting septic systems for some area residences.

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Nechako River at Cottonwood Island Park on Sunday Jan 7, 2018. Near the confluence. PJXM News PHOTO

Crews with Prince George Fire Rescue Services and Public Works are monitoring the level of the Nechako River in the Morning Place area and from City limits through to the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Monitoring will continue through the night at regular intervals.

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Colder weather is headed back to Prince George this week following a short reprieve. Those temperatures could freeze up the Nechako and Fraser once again. PJXM News PHOTO 

Currently, stationary ice is present on the Nechako River from the City boundary to the confluence, but there are numerous open channels with free-flowing water.

Media Release by City of Prince George. No edits.

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