An evacuation order was issued for Merritt, British Columbia, on Monday, November 15, as flooding and mudslides impacted the province’s southern region.
Access into Merritt was prohibited as of 4 pm on Monday due to flooding barricades, according to officials.
Floodwaters inundated two bridges across the Coldwater River and prevented access to the third, the City of Merritt said.
This footage filmed by Jamie Caccia shows raging waters slamming along a bridge in Merritt. Credit: Jamie Caccia via Storyful