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High water and wet weather kept much of British Columbia on flood watch Saturday with mudslides, washouts and road closings hitting rural communities.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District says a mudslide caused largely by recent rains wiped out a water system that supplies water to about 500 people at Seymour Arm, located about 65 kilometres south of Salmon Arm.

The regional district says in a news release there were no injuries in Thursday’s mudslide and crews are assessing the damage and making plans to restore the water system.

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Drive BC says a bridge washout Saturday on Horsefly Road near the central B.C. community of Horsefly closed traffic in both directions and there is no detour currently available.

The road closing near Horsefly, located about 70 kilometres northeast of Williams Lake, was one of several reports of closings or detours owing to flooding and high water.

Drive BC says high water also flooded several rural roads northwest of Kamloops, closing or restricting access to rural residents living near Cache Creek and Clinton.

B.C.’s River Forecast Centre has also posted flood warnings for large area along the province’s major rivers, including the Fraser and South and North Thompson rivers.

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