Cokato Road just outside of the City of Fernie is closed this morning after heavy rain over the past 24 hours resulted in Cokato Creek overflowing its banks.

“Water and debris have gone across the roadway starting in the 4500 block of Cokato, leading to waist deep water on some properties this morning,” says Information Officer Loree Duczek.  “Water is still flowing over the road and the road remains closed at this time.”