Heavy rains caused Penticton Creek to wash out parts of Penticton Avenue, buckling parts of the roadway. (Miranda Sajna Facebook)

Heavy rains caused Penticton Creek to wash out parts of Penticton Avenue, buckling parts of the roadway. (Miranda Sajna Facebook)

Road washout on Penticton Avenue Sunday evening

Penticton city crews are on the scene and vehicles are being re-routed

Parts of Penticton Avenue have been washed out Sunday evening. Penticton Creek is flowing very fast but some residents of the street say the road wash out is being caused by a broken watermain.

Around 5:30 p.m., city crews arrived at Penticton Avenue due to the road washout.

Traffic on Penticton Avenue is being rerouted to allow for repairs.

“With heavy rains in the region this weekend, there has been an increase in stream flows on both Penticton and Ellis Creeks. Residents are asked to exercise caution near fast moving waters,” said the city in a press release tonight.

Water is flowing down Penticton Avenue, which runs beside Penticton Creek. One part of the road appears to have buckled.

Video posted to the Penticton Facebook group shows the creek raging and flowing very fast and muddy water flowing down the road.

The city hasn’t issued an evacuations for the area or evacuation alerts.

Heavy rains caused Penticton Creek to wash out parts of Penticton Avenue, buckling parts of the roadway Sunday evening. (Miranda Sajna Facebook)

Heavy rains caused Penticton Creek to wash out parts of Penticton Avenue, buckling parts of the roadway Sunday evening. (Miranda Sajna Facebook)

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