Water everywhere and no place to go. The ice jam on the Peace River blocked the flow of water which quickly backed up, inundating the town in a very short time.
The flood put the A&W out of business for quite a while. Thankfully, they are back in business now. In the days after the flood the A&W folks were among the strongest supporters of PeaceFest. It bought a lot of smiles to the faces of Peace River hamburger lovers to see them open, in a tent on the main street, at the We’re Back ’97 celebration. To assist others when your own lot is not looking so good is a credit to these terrific people.
With the Peace River backed up the Heart River overflowed the dike at the bridge.