Press Release - Update on flooding along Athabasca River east of Whitecourt
Overland flooding is impacting areas near the Athabasca River east of Whitecourt. The localized flooding is not impacting properties within Whitecourt, and municipal officials are monitoring the situation.
As a result of the localized flooding, areas of Flats Road east of Whitecourt are impassable and have been closed. Barricades and signs have been placed, and people are asked to avoid the area.
“The Town of Whitecourt has offered its support to Woodlands County,” stated Mayor Maryann Chichak. “Our communities continue to work together, and Whitecourt will lend a hand to our neighbours if needed.”
Residents are urged to use extreme caution and stay away from the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers, associated tributaries, and any standing water ponds.
The Town of Whitecourt will continue to monitor the situation, and will inform the community as updates become available.