Ice on the Nechako River causes flooding

 

Ice on the Nechako River. City of Prince George photo
Ice on the Nechako River. City of Prince George photo

City crews assisted homeowners on Morning Place in Prince George overnight and through the day Monday, as shifting ice on the Nechako River caused water to flow onto some properties and affect four homes.

Sandbags and pumps have been installed, and river levels appeared to be declining through the afternoon. The high levels of water in the river are also affecting septic systems for some area residences.

Crews with Prince George Fire Rescue Services and Public Works are monitoring the level of the Nechako River in the Morning Place area and from City limits through to the confluence of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. Monitoring will continue through the night at regular intervals.

Currently, stationary ice is present on the Nechako River from the city boundary to the confluence, but there are numerous open channels with free-flowing water.