I got a text message from Brad yesterday saying he had been woken up at 5:00am in his campground at Manning Park due to an evacuation notice. Apparently the warm temperatures have cause a quick-thaw and the rivers are buckling over their shores and causing flooding. If you have a look at the video John and I shot of the snow-covered Manning Park just a few weeks ago and combine that with 25 degrees and sunshine you can see how this would happen.
Here are a few more updates from the world outside this weekend:
– Highway 1 near Revelstoke is still closed due to increasing mud flows. [News1130]
– A Black Bear was spotted in East Vancouver, after swimming across the inlet. [News1130] I think he was either trying to head to my recommended New Brighton Outdoor Pool, or over to the PNE to ride the Enterprise.
– The Othello Tunnels were closed but have now reopened after upgrades to trails and public safety related work. [Gov.BC]
– On a more somber note, Sunnyside Campground at Cultus Lake is now a crime scene after a fight broke out among drunken partygoers leaving a 19 year old boy dead. [News1130]
I hope everyone is careful if they’re riding back into town tonight. Drive safe and be patient because really, all you have to be back for is work tomorrow, eh.