A city-wide evacuation order was issued for Merritt on Monday, November 15, as flooding and mudslides impacted southern British Columbia.
Officials said access to Merritt was prohibited from 4 pm on Monday. Floodwaters inundated two bridges across the Coldwater River and prevented access to the third, they said.
This footage, filmed by Robert Eyolfson, shows the floodwater in the city. Credit: Robert Eyolfson via Storyful