Evacuation alerts return to Cache Creek for properties along the Bonaparte River

Evacuation alerts have returned to Cache Creek over flooding concerns.

Approximately 175 residential and commercial properties along the Bonaparte River have been placed under evacuation alert by the Village of Cache Creek.

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The alert applies to properties along the Bonaparte River in Cache Creek and properties east of Collins Road.

The notice, issued by Cache Creek Mayor Santo Talarico, says residents should be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

Cache Creek Coun. Wendy Coomber said water levels in the river have been slow to recede and rain has led to a rise in water levels.

"Water levels are holding so far, but a rainfall event could change that. The River Forecast Centre and Environment Canada have advised the Village to monitor water levels in the river until early next week," she said.

As of Thursday, the province's River Forecast Centre does not currently have any flood advisories, warnings or watches in place for the Cache Creek region.

The village lifted its state of emergency on May 5 as the water levels stabilized but restored it on Thursday, effective until midnight on May 28.

Sand and sandbags are available to residents at various locations in village, including the fire hall, library, park and on Nugget Road. Residents should bring their own shovels and follow physical distancing guidelines.

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