ALBERTA

Fort McMurray Flooding: State Of Emergency Lifted, Evacuation Orders Lifted

06/18/2013 09:50 EDT | Updated 08/18/2013 05:12 EDT
McMurray Aviation

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Officials in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have ended their local state of emergency put into effect because of last week's flooding.

The lifting of the order on Monday means the voluntary evacuation for Ptarmigan Court, Grayling Terrace and the south portion of Draper Road have also ended.

Emergency officials said they're still monitoring the Hangingstone River as the water is still fast-flowing and high.

Residents are still advised to stay away from streams and riverbanks.

In addition, crews have built two temporary bridges to allow campers in the Richardson Backcountry Area to return to Fort McMurray.

The bridge had collapsed over the weekend, stranding a number of people.

Officials said, however, that a temporary bridge on the north side of the Firebag River Bridge had partially collapsed leaving 18 people stranded on the other side.

Flooding In Fort McMurray (PHOTOS)