Nechako Ice Now Past City Limits
Prince George, B.C.- The head of the ice build up on the Nechako River, has moved upstream past the City Limit at the end of North Nechako Road.
The good news is, there are still open channels where the water is flowing, and water levels have not increased by any significant amount.
Cottonwood Island Park and the Heritage River Trail from the Cameron Street Bridge to Kiwanis Park are closed to the public following the sighting of people on the ice on December 24.
Signage and barricades have been erected at the entrance to the boat and canoe launch parking lots, the Replica Bridge, and along the Heritage River Trail. Over the holiday weekend, City staff noted the barricades had been moved and vehicles had driven into the closed parking lots. The public is advised that venturing out onto the river ice is an extreme hazard and are asked to refrain from entering the park until further notice.
The City and Prince George fire rescue Services continue to monitor conditions.