Sundre's Evacuation Orders Lifted But Several Closures, Advisories Remain In Effect

Donations Being Accepted At Walmart In Olds For Residents Impacted By Flooding In The Town Of Sundre.

Sundre's mandatory evacuation notice for all of its residents as well as the 2-hour standby notice for east side residents and low-lying areas on the west side were both lifted over the weekend.

The reception centre at Olds College closed down at 10am on Saturday with evacuees returning home, according to the town of Sundre.

Officials in Sundre still strongly advise residents to stay off of the Sundre Trails along the Red Deer River and water's edge due to unsafe conditions.

Greenwood Campground will also remain closed until further notice. Also of note Alberta Transportation closed the Garrington Bridge on Highway 587 north of Sundre.

Meanwhile, the Walmart in Olds is accepting donations to be passed along to residents of Sundre impacted by flooding.

Lou Harmer, Assistant Manager at Walmart, says they have received many donations so far and would like to see more.

Non-perishable food items such as soup, canned meats and pasta can all be donated. They are also looking for personal care items, phone chargers as well as blankets. Those types of items can be dropped off at the customer service desk at the Olds Walmart.

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