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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Cops state drivers avoiding barricades as floodwaters increase again in Abbotsford

Key takeaways: 

  • Tweet from B.C. cops department states once-dry zones now covered with flowing water. 
  • Abbotsford police stated Thursday that several drivers were avoiding barriers as water extents were increasing again on the Sumas Prairie.

Cop’s statement on BC drivers: 

Police in Abbotsford, B.C., are requesting drivers to respect highway barricades as floodwaters started increasing again on Thursday afternoon.

In a tweet at 1:11 p.m. PT, the local cop’s department stated roadways that had been dry an hour ago in the eastern section of Sumas Prairie now had flowing water on them.

“We are seeing individuals not respecting barricades and police direction causing public safety concerns,” the tweet read.¬†Source –

Also read: Federal abetment reaches BC as the region begins reconstructing from floods

URGENT PLEA: “Within the last hour the water level within the eastern part of the Sumas Prairie is beginning to rise. Roadways that were dry an hour ago, now have flowing water. We are seeing people not respecting barriers and police direction causing public safety concerns.”¬† Source –

“An hour ago these were the conditions in the Whatcom Road and Highway #1 area. The ditches are filled with water and vehicles have been abandoned. The conditions change by the minute. Please respect the evacuation order that is currently in place.” Source –

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