Polson Park in Vernon closed to vehicle traffic due to flooding

Polson Park underwater

Polson Park is now closed to vehicle traffic effective immediately due to flooding on Vernon Creek.

The gates on either end of the park are closed until further notice. The park will remain open to pedestrian and cyclists, but the City of Vernon is asking patrons of the park to stay off of the turf and to steer clear of the water and creek banks.

"Environment Canada is forecasting rain showers to continue this evening, so residents should practice extreme caution around all local creeks, as they may surge unexpectedly," says the City of Vernon in a press release. "City crews have closed a portion of the road at 24th Avenue and 34A Street due to localized flooding in that area."

City crews are inspecting manhole covers throughout the city that may have been dislodged from the rain.

Motorists are asked to be cautious and slow down while driving due to flooding on the roads, because some streets may have pooling water from overwhelmed storm sewers.

To stay up to date on the flooding situation, you can visit the City of Vernon's website.

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