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UPDATE: Oyama Road reopens following rock slide

Crews work to clear the rock slide on Oyama Road in Lake Country, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
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February 07, 2015 - 11:40 AM

LAKE COUNTRY – A stretch of Oyama Road closed since Thursday following a rock slide has reopened.

The unstable slope was going to be the target of a rock scaling between Willett Road and Hebbert Road, but the slide beat Lake Country workers to the punch.

“Crews worked hard Friday to clear the debris from the rock slide that occurred Thursday evening on MP Hill,” district communications manager Karen Hill says in a media release. “Oyama Road is now open to through traffic.”

“Public safety was the primary concern while fallen rock was cleaned up and the hillside stability assessed.”

With the road closed, drivers had to take the much longer route around the north end of Wood Lake on Oyama Road and the Pelmewash Parkway.

The delays aren’t over yet.

The previously scheduled rock scaling work will happen on Tuesday, Feb. 10, the same section of Oyama Road between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements have been made to let the school buses through the construction site, so students from George Elliot Secondary, Oyama Traditional School and Peter Greer Elementary School will get to class on time.

A rock slide has closed Oyama Road in Lake Country until further notice, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
A rock slide has closed Oyama Road in Lake Country until further notice, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
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To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 10:06 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 to add information about school bus service.

— This story was updated at 11:36 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 to say the road has reopened.

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