An intense low-pressure centre over northern Alberta is creating problems in northeastern B.C., as flooding has now cut off the only roads into the region.
The flooding is so bad that the District of Chetwynd has now declared a local state of emergency.
Highway 97 is closed in both directions from Junction with Highway 39, south of Mackenzie and north into Chetwynd.
Earlier, the B.C. River Forecast Centre warned flooding was possible for areas near high-level streams in the Peace Region.
It says the Moberly and Kiskatinaw Rivers could each exceed 10-year highs. The Fontas River could approach it’s 20 year peak.
It might last for a while longer; other major streams in the region are expected to see high flows by tomorrow.