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State of Local Emergency Declared

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A Flood Watch remains in effect for the McLeod and Athabasca Rivers at Whitecourt.

A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the Town of Whitecourt due to flooding. The Sagitawah RV Park has been issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order. Those evacuated are to register with the Sagitawah RV Park at 780-778-3734.

Westview Mobile Village (Westview Trailer Court) remains on a 2-hour evacuation notice.

People are reminded to exercise extreme caution around the rivers. Riverboat Park remains closed to the public until further notice.

Due to flooding, Highway 32 near Township Road 583B/Groat Creek staging area is reduced to single lane, alternating traffic. Temporary traffic lights with speed reduced to 50km/h is in place. For updates visit 511 Alberta.

The Town of Whitecourt will continue to monitor water levels and river forecasts provided by the Government of Alberta, and will inform the community as updates become available. Updates will be provided at www.whitecourt.ca and on Whitecourt’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt.

For Alberta River Basins advisories and warnings visit https://rivers.alberta.ca/.