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Evacuation order still in effect for Kamloops neighbourhood

Experts keeping a close eye on the hillside that prompted the evacuation of residents living on Ramage Road confirm the slope is slowly moving.
May 01, 2017 - 1:19 PM

KAMLOOPS – Ramage Road residents are still under an evacuation order and the City is keeping a close eye on the slowly moving hillside.

On April 27, a local state of emergency was called and 22 people living in nine homes at 5225 Southern Yellowhead Highway were issued evacuation orders.

Geotechnical experts were busy over the weekend installing monitoring gear in the subdivision north of Rayleigh. Readings taken since late Sunday show movement on the hillside, according to a City of Kamloops media release.

The City says crews might install a pipe to divert water around the problem slope to encourage drying of the area. The installation would take place over seven days.

Residents have been provided with 13 days of emergency support.

Crews from the City of Kamloops are working with the Province of B.C. and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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