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Flooding Recedes In Sexsmith and Hythe
Posted Date: 4/28/2018 2:30 PM
Flooding has receded in two area communities and Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) personnel continue to monitor water levels and municipality needs for support.

Pumping activity continues in Hythe and Sexsmith today to alleviate flooding.
Extensive flooding in the West Industrial Area and the Willowgrove mobile home subdivision in Hythe resulted in a State of Local Emergency being declared by Village Council on Friday.

Parents are asked to keep their children away from high-pressure hoses being used for pumping, from creeks and other areas where water has amassed.

Rapidly melting snow is causing flooding in Hythe and Sexsmith, resulting in the closure of several local roads. Motorists are urged to obey road closure signage and follow the direction of local authorities.

Crews are on site in both communities and the GPREP Emergency Operations Centre has been active around the clock since Thursday evening when waters began rising in Sexsmith.

Sand bags are available for residents at the Sexsmith Public Works location at 10530-95 Ave.

The bridge on Township 722 west of Happy Trails RV has been closed. Township 722 will be closed between 116 St. and RR70 to local traffic only.

The Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership (GPREP) is an emergency management partnership between the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley and the Village of Hythe. Through this formal partnership, the municipalities work together to respond to large-scale emergencies and disasters.