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Seven week evacuation order lifted

A debris flow April 23 prompted an evacuation order for residents in the McIntyre Creek area.
Image Credit: Shuswap Emergency Program
June 12, 2014 - 1:58 PM

SHUSWAP - An evacuation order for half a dozen Shuswap properties located near McIntyre Creek has finally lifted.

The order, prompted by a major debris flow in the creek April 23, was in effect for seven weeks while emergency management crews assessed the risk and the Ministry of Transportation conducted repairs.

Properties near the debris flow were evacuated due to the instability of the area and associated safety concerns.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District says the order could be reissued at any time if deemed necessary.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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