Flooding issues impact downtown, Brocklehurst areas of Kamloops

it is unknown if the water leaks are related to the colder-than-normal temperatures

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.

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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.

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