Flood warning issued for Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon

An ice jam near Bonanza Bridge. (Chris MacIntyre/CBC)

High water levels expected to last into Tuesday evening

The Yukon government has issued a flood warning for the Klondike River.

As of Sunday evening, it said several ice jams are causing flooding in the neighbourhood of Rock Creek, outside of Dawson City.

“Stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period,” reads the warning.

“Flood-prone property owners should have a flood plan in place.”

Officials expect the high water level to last into Tuesday evening.

Residents can stay up to date on potential flooding on the Yukon government’s flood atlas.

A flooded street in the Rock Creek neighbourhood near Dawson City, Yukon. (Chris MacIntyre/CBC)

Related stories from around the North:

Finland: Flooding in Finland is getting worse, new climate report says, Yle News

Sweden: Heavier rainfall will increase risk of landslides and flooding in Sweden, Radio Sweden

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