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Evacuation order rescinded for Kamloops area threatened by landslide

FILE PHOTO: The unstable hillside north of Kamloops' Rayleigh neighbourhood threatened nine homes.
May 18, 2017 - 2:35 PM

KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops has decided the landslide situation near Ramage Road has improved enough to rescind the evacuation order as of tomorrow morning.

The evacuation order — issued three weeks ago on Thursday, April 27 — meant 22 people living in 9 homes along Ramage Road were evacuated due to ground moving at 5225 Southern Yellowhead Highway. The evacuation order will be rescinded at 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 19.

A recent analysis of the slope threatening the homes by geotechnical experts shows no imminent threat from the hillside, according to a City of Kamloops media release.

The slope will continue to be monitored as local and provincial government crews look at long term solutions to the problem.

Fortis B.C. employees will be in the area tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help residents restart their appliances.

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