While a major water leak in downtown Kamloops on Thursday night affected the bottom floor of the Ponderosa Lodge assisted-care facility, another major flooding event has impacted a seniors’ care home in Brocklehurst.
The water leak downtown originated from the provincial Ministry of Forests building behind the Kamloops Law Courts, at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue.
City crews are expected to be on scene overnight to try to tackle problems created by the onslaught of water from a broken main in sub-zero temperatures.
Meanwhile, a restoration company is at Ridgeview Lodge on Desmond Street in Brock, where water from a suspected burst pipe in the Baltic building has led to staff moving residents to other floors.
It is not known if the Arctic air-fed temperatures are behind the two flooding events, but there have been a number of significant leaks around Kamloops during the cold snap, including one earlier this week at the Staples building in Dufferin.