State of emergency continued for Courtenay

8 a.m. Commuter report

  • Dec. 11, 2014 11:00 a.m.

From The City of Courtenay:

The State of Emergency continues today in the City of Courtenay, Thursday, December 11. The City will continue to monitor levels and coordinate flood response with BC Hydro and Emergency Management BC.

The evacuation order for the Puntledge Business District remains in effect until further notice.

The evacuation alert for the wider area adjacent to the Tsolum River, Puntledge River and Courtenay River (within the boundaries of the City of Courtenay) remains in effect until further notice.

The Highway 19A bypass is open, but if conditions change, the Ministry of Transportation may close the bypass again without notice. The Highway 19A bypass is between Ryan Road and the 17th Street Bridge.

The City of Courtenay has received many kind offers of help from residents, businesses, organizations, and 19 Wing Comox. At this time, we are working with Emergency Management BC and several other agencies to deal with the State of Emergency. If at some point we determine volunteers are required, we will certainly ask. The City truly appreciates these offers of support.

Road & Intersection Closures continued from yesterday

For road closure maps: www.courtenay.ca or the City of Courtenay Facebook page

Road Closures

Comox Road CLOSED from Highway 19A bypass (by Kia dealership) to Old Island Highway

Old Island Highway from 5th Street Bridge to Headquarters Rd.

5th Street Bridge CLOSED

Puntledge Road & Tsolum Road CLOSED

Dove Creek Road between Headquarters Road and the Dove Creek Bridge CLOSED

Intersection Closures

Old Island Highway at Headquarters Road

Ryan Road at Highway 19A bypass

Comox Road at Highway 19A bypass

Anderton Road at 5th Street

5th Street at Anderton Avenue

Please obey traffic control signage and/or traffic control personnel. This is important for your personal safety.

Facility Closures

The Lewis Centre is CLOSED again today and programs are cancelled.

The LINC Youth Centre is CLOSED again today and programs are cancelled.

Trail Closures

The Courtenay Riverway / Airpark Walkway is CLOSED

A portion of the Rotary Riverside Trail has been CLOSED since late November due to a slope failure

Caution is recommended alongside ALL local rivers, as river levels are exceptionally high and currents are strong

We will post updates on the City website at www.courtenay.ca and on the City of Courtenay Facebook and Twitter channels as they become available.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

2020 Hornby Island trade tokens of sentimental value only

The Hornby Island Token Project is in its third and final year,… Continue reading

Box containing hundreds of family photos found in Courtenay returned to rightful owner

Local media sources collaborate to solve family photos mystery

Two Comox Valley groups share annual Project Watershed award

Keep It Living Award given to Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust

ATV crash at bottom of Mount Washington sends two to hospital

Two people were hospitalized following an ATV (all terrain vehicle) accident shortly… Continue reading

Game on! Outdoor pickleball season starts up in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Pickleball Association members Evie MacDonald and Donny Cruickshank (near court)… Continue reading

BC Ferries losing up to $1.5 million each day as pandemic tanks ridership

The company does not qualify for the wage subsidy

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

RCMP told of alleged assault in Courtenay hours after the fact

Police only made aware of possible attack through social media posts

Chilliwack school board censures trustee Barry Neufeld after controversial Facebook post

Board chair issues statement on censure but little else regarding Facebook post controversy

Twenty-nine of Canada’s 48 national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1

All national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed for weeks

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

Most Read