DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Dawson Creek has received over 100 mm rain since the storm started Tuesday evening. That rain has caused substantial damage in the community.
The 15th Street bridge in Dawson Creek was completely washed away by high stream flows in the creek. Fire Chief Gordon Smith says that the bridge washed away completely early this morning after being undermined by the torrent of water. Smith says that in addition to the 15th Street bridge, bridges that carry 8th, 10th, and 17th Streets over the creek are currently overtopped by both water and debris, rendering them impassable. Currently the only route across the creek is via the Dangerous Goods Route west of town, or via Rolla Road east of the airport.