posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:09 AM
Everybody safe out there? I actually live outside of town, but stayed in town last night to avoid morning traffic resulting from the flooding.
Seeing the list of road and bridge closures, I wasn't sure if I'd make it to work today, but here we are.
Deerfoot Trail at 6 AM was mostly clear, though in retrospect I should not have taken that if I was "avoiding low-lying areas". There are spots
where the river is nearly at Deerfoot Level (by the weir), and definitely a lot of looky-loos causing traffic stupidity in that area. Definitely do
avoid downtown if that is your normal area... I passed through last night on my way from work, and saw the Bow River just a couple of feet shy of
Memorial Drive (and those are pretty high banks!). I heard on the radio that the river was expected to rise another 6 - 8 feet, and based on what I
saw in other areas, I would not doubt that it happened.
I am somewhat concerned as when I passed the water treatment plant, it was almost completely submerged.
But mostly, I wanted to make sure that everyone out there is safe, and has a place to be. Let us know you're there, wherever there is!