Landslide south of New Denver

 

Slide south of New Denver cuts off access to homes

 

A slide immediately south of New Denver has cut off access to five or six homes in the vicinity of 6934 Highway 6.

The slide has crossed a private road and slid within 25 feet of Highway 6 but has not reached the corridor.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has dispatched a geotechnical expert to access the slope to determine stability.

Current estimates are that up to 200 tandem truckloads of material will need to be removed from the site in order to restore access to the residences.

No one has been injured nor have any structures been damaged.

RDCK emergency management personnel are onsite; updates will be provided as available.

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For further information, please visit:

Emergency Management info: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/main/services/emergency-management.html

RDCK Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/rdcentralkootenay/

Contact:

Andrew Bellerby, EOC Director – 250.551.2641

Anitra Winje, EOC Information Officer – 250.352.8166

The content on this page was last updated March 23 2017 at 11:23 AM