Flood Watch Warning and Closures

The evacuation alert for Yarrow and Majuba Hill has been lifted.

NOTE: There is no access into Abbotsford through Yarrow at this time.

Due to the excessive rain, our sewer system is once again taking in a lot of water. In order to help out the sewer system and prevent backups, we are asking that all residents reduce their water use in things like laundry until Thursday (Dec. 2).

Situation Updates

For daily situation updates, please visit our Situation Updates page.

Road Closures 

City crews are in the field doing sector checks and reporting on road closures. The following list of full and partial road closures will be updated as more information is available.

  • Thornton Road: closed (uphill lane only) 
  • Alma Avenue: closed (essential traffic only)
  • Charles Street, Dinah Avenue, Angela Avenue, Beryl Street, and Cora Avenue: closed (local traffic only)
  • Bell Rd between Brice and McSween: closed (local traffic only)
  • Elk View Road: On Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3 , Elk View Road will be closed from the 3-way stop to upper Ryder Lake Road for repairs. The road closure will be in effect starting at at 7 am. Open for local traffic only.
  • Karson Road and Robinson Road: open to local traffic only; single lane alternating; please expect long delays.
  • Majuba Hill Road: open to local traffic only, single lane traffic (expect long delays).
  • Marble Hill Road at Ramsay: closed.
  • Vedder Mtn Road: At 5 pm on Saturday, November 27, Vedder Mountain Road will reopen. Gravel road portions are in the area; travel with caution. The debris flow protection berm above the road and the culvert installation is completed. Final road repairs will occur the week of November 29. Please anticipate delays.

Roads Reopened

  • Bowman Road: open
  • Ryder Lake Road from Elkview Road to Ross Road: open
  • Elk View Road from Bailey Road to Ryder Lake Road: open
  • Keith Wilson Road: open - no access to Abbotsford.
  • Bailey Road at the intersection of Lindell Road: open Nov. 19 after 6pm, closed Nov. 20 from 7am – 5pm
  • Bailey from Prest to Elk View: open
  • Airport Road /Broadway: open
  • Angela Avenue/ Dinah Avenue/ Darlene Avenue: open
  • Charles Street at Chilliwack Central Road: open
  • Chilliwack Mountain Road: open
  • Darlene Avenue at Broadway: open
  • Elkview Road /Haley Road: open
  • Old Orchard Road: open
  • Prairie Central Road /Patterson Road: open
  • Prairie Central at Upper Prairie: open
  • Prairie Central Road east of the Prest Roundabout: open with single lane traffic
  • Thornton Road /Extrom Road: open
  • Upper Prairie Road/Chilliwack Central Road: open
  • Upper Prairie Road /Patterson Road: open
  • Vedder Road at Petawawa: open
  • Yale Road /Prest Road: open

Please respect barricades and road closures. Use extreme caution when water is on the road.

Emergency Support Services Reception Centre

The Emergency Support Services Reception Centre is located at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Chilliwack Secondary School (46361 Yale Road) for anyone needing immediate assistance. The centre will be open 8:30 am - 6 pm daily.

Housing Support for Evacuees

Tourism Chilliwack has partnered with the Chilliwack Chamber in supporting the City and Reception Centre with housing evacuees and all guests finding themselves without shelter in Chilliwack. If you or someone you know is in need of housing, please call 604.392.1183 between 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM to request assistance. Residents who have extra space available and are willing to assist those requiring shelter can contact Leanna at the Chilliwack Chamber via email leanna@chilliwackchamber.com to register.

*Please note, Tourism Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Chamber are not able to perform background checks on residents or evacuees at this time. Any participants taking part in this initiative do so at their own risk.

Evacuation Alerts and Orders

Essential Goods and Travel

Please refer to the provincial website EmergencyInfoBC for updates regarding travel and the transportation of goods. Essential goods are coming. Be patient. Buy only what you need. Please avoid non-essential travel. If you must travel, check DriveBC for highway updates.

Volunteers

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our community, we are fully staffed with volunteers at this time. If we need more volunteers, those who gave us their information will be contacted. We appreciate your support! More ways to support the community can be found under "How You Can Help".

Situation Updates

Situation updates regarding flooding in Chilliwack in November 2021.

Affected City Services

A list of City services impacted by flooding.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding the impacts of the November 2021 storms.

How You Can Help

Information about how you can help support recovery efforts after the November 2021 flooding.

Resources for Residents Impacted by Flooding

The lingering effects of unexpected emergencies and disasters are different for everyone. Knowing what to do after an emergency can help reduce stress and aid in a quicker recovery.

Tips for Dealing with Flooded Basements

Roadwork Project Updates

Photos and updates on road repairs following the extreme weather event in November 2021.