People ordered to Evacuate in Kamloops

Posted by on Friday, April 28, 2017

Officials have ordered 22 people to evacuate in Kamloops.

The City of Kamloops, B.C., has declared a state of emergency due to unstable slope. 

The slope in question is north of the Rayleigh subdivision, near the turnoff to Sun Peaks.

It showed the first signs of instability on April 10 when it sent debris onto the highway below.

So far, there have been no injuries reported, and the highway remains open.

The situation is being monitored.

The City of Kamloops continues to work with geotechnical experts to monitor the slope in the Palmer-Forsyth Area north of the city. Monitoring equipment is being brought in over the weekend and will start providing readings early next week from ten locations on the hillside. Monitoring will continue for several weeks to determine the stability of the slope.

The Team

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