Heavy debris flows in Cache Creek caused havoc and damage to property last week and especially to Backvalley Road where the road was destroyed by several washouts. The above photo was next to the Tumbleweed Motel in Cache Creek on Monday.

Creek washes out Backvalley Road

Raging water and debris in the Cache Creek washed out sections of Backvalley Road last week.

Hot temperatures caused a sudden melt in local waterways last week, and sent water and debris gushing through Cache Creek.

Backvalley Rd. bore the brunt of the creek’s energy and it was washed out in at least three places.

Interior Roads spokesperson Phil Doddridge said his crews would be repairing the damage this week and it should be fully functional in a couple of weeks.

BC Hydro had to rescue two of its power poles after the water washed away the material supporting them.

Doddridge said he and Donny Lowe pulled a picnic table out of the creek just as it was about the enter the culvert under Hwy 97. The table was followed by a log and other debris. Dodderidge said they could have lost the highway if the table had gone into the culvert and jammed.

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