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Evacuation continues

The hazard level surrounding the McIntrye Creek channel remains extreme and the owners of seven residences under evacuation order have been given notice that they will not be allowed into the homes for at least 30 and possibly up to 60 days.

In a release issued Tuesday, Cathy Semchuk, Shuswap Emergency Program information officer says after a lengthy discussion regarding public safety, a decision was made to conduct further field and site assessments before making a determination on what emergency works will be necessary to mitigate the hazard.

Heavy rain that fell on already saturated ground contributed to a mudslide, which blocked Sunnybrae Canoe Point road and damaged one residence in the McIntyre Creek area on April 23.

The Shuswap Emergency Program stresses that due to the instability of the area, the public are asked to keep clear of the incident site. However, if you are required to travel through the work site, be aware that it is a ‘no stop’ zone.

 

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