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Eastside Road closed near Okanagan Falls following small slide

A small slide that undermined a portion of Eastside Road has resulted in closure of the road until ministry officials can effect repairs. The slide was discovered by a boater out on the lake over the weekend.
May 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

PENTICTON - Eastside Road remains closed today following the discovery of a failure in the road by an alert boater over the Victoria Day long weekend.

A boater on Skaha Lake noticed a small slide and a failure below the road surface of Eastside Road near the diving cliffs about two kilometres north of Okanagan Falls on Sunday, May 19.

According to the Ministry of Transportation, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen was notified by the local resident and then staff at the regional district contacted the ministry.

Eastside Road is closed around the slide while a geotechnical assessment takes place, the ministry said.

A detour is in place using McLean Creek Road, which will remain in use until the road is reopened.

A detour along McLean Creek Road is in effect for the southern portion of Eastside Road near Okanagan Falls following discovery of a small slide on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
A detour along McLean Creek Road is in effect for the southern portion of Eastside Road near Okanagan Falls following discovery of a small slide on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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