The City of Kamloops is hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst with warmer temperatures coming next week.
“We are kind of proactively starting to place our sandbags out like we do during every melt season here. We got sandbags and sand available at four fire halls, which right now are Valleyview, Dallas, Brocklehurst and Westsyde. There will be sand and sandbags there. Staff will be checking on that to make sure that stock and supply stays up if people do need it.”
Utility Services Manager Greg Wightman says the dump of snow last night undid a lot of the work city crews did trying to clean as many as the 6800 catch basins as they can before the big melt.
“We are going to be gauging over the course today and tomorrow, the number of calls that we are getting in from our field staff, and if we need to have crews out working over the course of the weekend, we will.”
Wightman says, Mother Nature has not been kind to Kamloops, offering up rain and snow at the wrong times, which increases the possibility of flooding.
Environment Canada predicting the mercury will hit 15 degrees by next Tuesday in Kamloops.