Broadwater Rd. & Hugh Keenleyside Dam Closures

Nelson, BC:  The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is advising the public that Broadwater Rd. (Robson) is to remain closed until Friday, June 5, while the Hugh Keenleyside Dam will be closed Wednesday June 3 between 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm for maintenance wait times for residents requiring access during this time will be 90 minutes.

Due to flooding, specifically from a blocked culvert, Broadwater Rd. residents were evacuated over the weekend and have since returned home. The road was washed out and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) is on hand to assess the damage and provide repairs.

The dam will remain open for emergency traffic and essential travel only, with no access for campers and boaters to Syringa Park.

For more updates stay tuned to the RDCK website.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit


For media enquiries:


Dan Elliott

Communications Coordinator

Regional District of Central Kootenay

Tel: 778-288-7121







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