Situation updates

June 21, 2019 overland flooding

Overland flooding occurred today in Sunset Ridge and Glenbow Drive because of a high volume of rain in a short time. Crews responded and the situation was resolved by early afternoon. Updates were provided here as we received more information (newest information at the top of the page).

UPDATE 2:45pm

Glenbow Dr is now open

Pathways are still closed along the creek in Glenbow and under Hwy 1A, as is the Cochrane Ranche. Stay back from moving water and obey barricades.

UPDATE 12pm

Heritage Gate has been reopened.

UPDATE 11:20am

Great progress is being made in Sunset Ridge: most streets originally impacted are mostly drained and now have debris and sediment on the roadway, which is being cleaned with bobcats. Thanks to everyone for their patience and to crews for all their hard work.

UPDATE 10:50am

Please do not drive on sidewalks or pathways. If the road is flooded, please stay home.

Rivers and creeks look good at this time; crews are monitoring water levels. Please stay clear because water is flowing quickly.

Heritage Gate has been closed. Please use Horse Creek Road to access Heritage Hills.

Update 10am

Crews are closing Glenbow Drive. Please avoid the area.

Flooded roadways

If you’re in area where there is standing water in the roadway, please use caution when driving and consider staying home. Puddles may be deeper than they look and can cause vehicles to stall. 

Parks

In general, stay away from parks and all waterways until water levels subside. The Cochrane Ranche has been closed; crews are placing barricades in other parks and around waterways for public safety.

Sunset Ridge

The runoff is coming from the undeveloped area at the north end of Sunset. Plans are underway to put a portable dam in place to stop the flow of water. In the meantime, if you’re in an area where there is standing water in the roadway, please use caution when driving and consider staying home. Puddles may be deeper than they look and can cause vehicles to stall.

Swales

If you have a swale (drainage infrastructure) in your backyard, please ensure it is free of debris so water can flow away from your property.