As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, Red Deer County says the voluntary evacuation of Silver Lagoon subdivision is rescinded but the boil water advisory for Silver Lagoon and Red Lodge Estates remains in effect until further notice.
County staff are continuing to monitor and report river levels. They say the problematic ice jams that have trapped massive volumes of water appear to have dissipated but river levels remain high.
In some locations overland flooding is being caused by blocked or frozen culverts or sheer volume of runoff. Residents are advised to notify Red Deer County of any blocked or frozen culverts that are causing drainage issues or may cause issues in the near future, along with any other unmarked hazards they come across.
"If people come across an unmarked hazard, we’d like them to report that. They can call the county office at 403-350-2150. Give us those reports and we’ll get staff out there to mark those hazards," says Dave Brand, Director of Community and Protective Services.
Red Deer County has made sandbags available at the Markerville community hall and at the Spruce View Fire Hall for anyone who made need them.
Motorists are reminded they should not bypass or move barricades. They should also refrain from travelling on roads covered by water as there may be unforeseen hazards.
"From a safety perspective we certainly want people to be safe as they drive throughout the county," adds Brand.
County staff remain in the field around the clock evaluating conditions and determining operational requirements.
Road closure locations and further updates are being posted at www.rdcounty.ca as they become available. The County will also post notifications on Twitter as they become available.
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