Evacuation order rescinded for Philpott Road properties

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:05am

News Release No. 21

Central Okanagan, B.C. – The Evacuation Order, enacted on Wednesday, May 9, for the 8 properties along Philpott Road has been rescinded.

On Wednesday, May 9, a bridge across Darley Creek was in danger of being washed out, which would have left residents on Philpott Road isolated. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has assessed the bridge and re-opened it for public use.

Residents with questions or concerns about Philpott Road can contact the MOTI Kelowna Office at 250-712-3660.

All other evacuation orders and alerts remain in place. Officials continue to monitor all creeks in the region including McDougall and Powers creeks in West Kelowna, and Mill, Mission and Bellevue creeks in Kelowna.

Local states of emergency remain in place for Peachland, West Kelowna, and Kelowna, the Central Okanagan’s West Electoral Area in the vicinity of Westside Road N from 5625 Westside Road to the Regional Boundary, and Philpott Road in the Central Okanagan’s East Electoral Area. These allow crews to access private properties so they can proactively place flood protection measures along creeks to protect public infrastructure.

For up-to-date information, including evacuation alerts and orders that remain in place, as well as flood-preparedness resources, sign up for e-updates, visit cordemergency.ca, or call the information line at 250-469-8490 or 1-877-569-8490 (toll-free).

For municipal information such as specific flood protection measures being put in place, park and road closures or water quality advisories, visit their websites:

City of Kelowna
City of West Kelowna
District of Lake Country
District of Peachland
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Westbank First Nation

For current conditions on provincial roads such as Westside Road, visit drivebc.ca. For smaller provincially operated side roads click on the BC Flooding Information 2018 link.