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Greenway underpasses closed

Rising spring runoff water levels have forced the Regional District to close two underpasses along the Mission Creek Greenway.

The trail under the Casorso Road bridge and on the south side of Mission Creek at the Gordon Drive bridge are closed until further notice.

“The Regional District of Central Okanagan urges Greenway users to respect the barricades and signs posted at these locations along the recreational trail as the underpass will remain closed until waters recede,” explained Bruce Smith, communications officer with the RDCO.

Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to use caution and only cross Casorso Road and Gordon Drive when it is safe.

Motorists are also asked to watch for Greenway users who may be crossing the road in this area while the underpass is closed.

“Park users are being reminded that water levels may rise unexpectedly and they, children and pets should stay safely back from creek banks, which may be slippery or subject to erosion from the spring runoff,” added Smith.

As an extra precaution, boaters and those using Okanagan Lake boat launches are advised to watch for floating debris that may enter the lake as a result of the runoff.

Also Smith says users should remember that the Lakeshore Road access to the Mission Creek Greenway will be closed from Tuesday, May 20th until November during construction of the Lakeshore Road upgrade.

 

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