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Vehicle weight limits in place on Rockwell Drive in Kent – ​​Hope Standard

Due to high water levels, traffic along Rockwell Drive will be restricted from Monday, June 27 through July 8.

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has imposed a limit of 5,000 kilograms for vehicles. Lighter passenger vehicles, small delivery vans and emergency vehicles are not restricted at this time unless high water levels and flooding become a threat.

The River Forecast Center has issued a high flow advisory that remains in effect for the Fraser River from Quesnel downstream, including the Fraser Valley from Hope to the ocean. Wet weather in the interior combined with high rates of snowmelt triggered the advisory for the river and its tributaries. Flow is expected to be high, making the Fraser River vulnerable to extreme weather events in the immediate future.

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The District of Kent said that while the freshet in the Fraser River is not expected to cause large-scale flooding problems, the Harrison River could exceed last year’s peak.

District officials are advising residents to stay away from banks, levees and other fast-flowing bodies of water at this time.

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