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Evacuation order remains in effect

Massive trees and mud blocked access in the 6000 block of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on Wednesday. - Photo courtesy of Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department
Massive trees and mud blocked access in the 6000 block of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on Wednesday.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department

An evacuation order remains in effect for seven properties as a result of the McIntyre Creek mudslide that took place Wednesday, April 23 approximately 15 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road.

A geomorphologist is currently conducting an investigation of the McIntyre watershed and the order will be maintained until a detailed risk assessment has been received from the consultant.

Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Chief Kyle Schneider, who responded to the situation at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, estimated the slide to be about 100 metres wide by 15 metres high and included masses of mud and trees.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure officials report that the portion of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road damaged by the debris flow will remain under 24-hour traffic control as crews continue to work on repairing the road.

The road is open to single-lane traffic.

Shuswap Emergency Program officials stress that due to the instability of the area and other safety concerns, members of the public are asked to keep clear of the incident site and assist in lowering traffic volumes until further notice.

For more information regarding flooding and emergency preparedness, visit the Shuswap Emergency Program website at www.csrd.bc.ca.

 

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