Flood watch in Ross River, Yukon, rescinded


A flood watch issued for the community of Ross River, Yukon, earlier this week was rescinded Thursday morning.

Kevin Lyslo, an emergency services planner with the territory’s Emergency Measures Organization, said the ice jam in the Pelly River that prompted a flood watch finally broke on Wednesday night.

“That would relieve the pressure on the Pelly [River] at Ross River,” he said. “They should not be experiencing any further ice flood events in the immediate future as the ice continues to clear out of the Pelly.”

On Thursday morning, the water level of the Pelly River had gone down approximately 1.8 metres below its peak during the previous two days.

The territorial government said small ice

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