Flash flooding closes highways in B.C. Interior
Highways 1 and 97 closed in both directions in Cache Creek, DriveBC reports
Hwy 1 and Hwy 97 are closed in both directions near Cache Creek due to the flooding, according to DriveBC.
Unconfirmed reports said the flooding had sent a vehicle and two mobile homes into the Bonaparte River.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the South Thompson region. The weather office says meteorologists are currently tracking a slow moving severe thunderstorm near Spences Bridge that is capable of producing hail and heavy rain.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the rest of the South Thompson region as well as the Nicola region. Environment Canada notes a line of strong thunderstorms has developed throughout these regions and carry the potential for hail, intense lightning, strong wind gusts and heavy rain.